The My Reports view is a gateway to creating, editing, and distributing custom reports. There are several report types:As you create reports, the documents nest under the node of the relevant report type. When you create a backup job, you can configure a report to display in the body of an email. The report indicates which jobs were run, which succeeded, and which failed. You can also schedule a report to run, save it as a PDF, and send it as an email attachment.Report information is organized by VM and includes when backups, replicates and restores were run, who ran them, and the status of each. You can create a report for results from one or multiple VMs. Reports can contain customized metrics — for example, date range (day, month), status (successful, failed, stopped). You can run reports when you create them or you can schedule them to be generated later.For information on the layout of the My Reports view, see My Reports view.
Through the Report Wizard, you can generate reports that are filtered by date/time and status. For example, you can generate a report that includes only backup or restore tasks or jobs that failed over the last 10 days.
1 In the main vRanger UI, click the My Reports view.
▪ Select one of the nodes, and then click the Add icon on the View toolbar.
3 On the Report Filter page, enter the information as described in the following table.
• Over the last: Enter the number in the first field and select Days or Months from the drop-down list — the default is 30 days.
• Between: Click this option button to enable the two drop-down date lists. Click each to display a calendar from which you can select a date range.
• Machine: Select a machine type — to restrict report data.
• Source: From this drop-down list, you can select All or any individual source. All licensed, available sources are listed here.
• Repository: This drop-down list allows you to filter the report results by repository. The check boxes available in this section refer to the status of any job that you might include in reports. Available values are: Completed, Failed, Aborted, and Cancelled.NOTE: Because Jobs cannot fail (Tasks within Jobs can), searching for Job Status - Failed yields no results. To generate a list of unsuccessful activities, search for Task Status - Failed.
4 On the Column Selection page, customize your report by doing the following:
▪ Under Selected Columns, select any column you do not want to include in the report, and then click Clear Column to move it to the Available Columns field and remove it from the report. Columns include the following:
▪ To move all columns to the Available Columns field and select the columns you want to appear in the report, click Clear All, select the column you want to include from the Available Columns field, and then click Add Column.
5 On the Header and Footer Style Selection page, select the Body Style, Header Style, and Footer Style as described in the following tables, and then click Next.
Click the browse (…) button to open the Font dialog box; select your preferred Font, Font style, Size, and Effects for the body of the report; and then click OK. To increase readability, select a color in which you want the even rows of the report to appear by clicking the browse (…), selecting a color, and clicking OK. To increase readability, select a color in which you want the odd rows of the report to appear by clicking the browse (…), selecting a color, and clicking OK.
Click the browse (…) button to open the Font dialog box; select your preferred Font, Font style, Size, and Effects for the report header; and then click OK.
Click the browse (…) button to open the Font dialog box; select your preferred Font, Font style, Size, and Effects for the report footer; and then click OK.NOTE: The footer refers to the status of any job that you might include in reports. Available values are: Completed, Failed, Aborted, and Cancelled.
6 On the Recurrence Schedule Selection page, select a schedule for generating the report or make the report available on demand using the options described in the following table, and then click Next.
In this section, you establish how often the report should be generated. There are five options within this section:
• Daily: The daily option can be scheduled to run the report every weekday or every x number of days.
• Weekly: vRanger can be configured to run on weekly intervals, from every week to every 99 weeks. The day of the week on which to run reports can be configured.
• Monthly: The monthly option offers the following configurations:
▪ Day [x] of every [y] month:x can be any value from 1 to 31. This value determines the day of the month on which the job occurs.y can be any value from 1 to 99. This value determines the monthly interval — for example, every two months sets the job to run every other month.
▪ The [f] [d] of every [y] month(s):f can be either: first, second, third, fourth or last.d can be: weekday, weekend day, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.y can be any value from 1 to 99. This value determines the monthly interval — for example, every two months sets the report to run every other month.
• Yearly: The yearly option offers the following configurations:
▪ Every [m] [x]:m is any month of the year. This value determines the month of the year in which the report occurs.x can be any value from 1 to 31. This value determines the day of the month on which the report occurs.
▪ The [f] [d] of [m]:f can be either: first, second, third, fourth, or last.d can be: day, weekday, weekend day, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.m is any month of the year. This value determines the month of the year in which the report occurs.
• Interval: The interval option lets you select the number of days, hours, and minutes that should pass between report jobs.
• No end date: The report continues to run until it is stopped.
• End after: Select the number of occurrences.
• End by: Select the date by which to end the recurrence.
8 If you scheduled a time for the report to recur, configure the email settings on the Report Publication page described in the following table, and then click Next.
Use the browse button to select one or more email addresses from the vRanger Address Book to whom you want to send the report.NOTE: For more information about adding addresses to the Address Book, see Setting up the SMTP server.
9 On the Report Summary page, verify that the information is correct, and then click Finish.
Like any component of your virtual infrastructure, vRanger can be used with other applications to achieve more complex tasks.