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Notifications are email messages the appliance sends to administrators when devices, scan results, and assets meet specified criteria.
For example, if you want to notify administrators when devices approach disk space limits, you can set up alerts based on disk usage. Notifications are sent when devices meet the specified criteria.
The appliance checks inventory against the criteria in the notification schedules at the specified frequency. When an item meets the criteria, the appliance sends email to the specified recipients.
By default, the appliance checks inventory every hour. To change the frequency, edit the notification schedule. See Edit notification schedules.
NOTE: Notifications and daily reports come from the default address, Charlie Root, (root@appliance_hostname) and you cannot modify this address.
If History subscriptions are configured to retain information, you can view the details of the changes made to settings, assets, and objects.
This information includes the date the change was made and the user who made the change, which can be useful during troubleshooting. See About history settings.
You can create reports from list pages using SQL queries and from the Reporting section using the report wizard.
You can create reports to collect and analyze data, such as inventory information.
There are several ways to create reports:
Use the menu option on list pages, such as Devices, Assets, Managed Installations, and so on. See Create reports from list pages.
In addition, you can create charts and graphs by generating reports in XSL (Microsoft Excel) or CSV (comma-separated value) format, then importing the data into a tool such as Microsoft Excel.