Creating Report Templates in UMP - Tips and Tricks

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Tips and Tricks to creating Report Templates for use with Unified Service Manager Groups...
  1. When creating a Report Template within the Performance Report Designer, it is important to remember a few important facts:
    • ?There are 3 tabs for specifying your QoS data selection to be used (QoS Selection by Host, QoS Selection by Target and Filter.?
    • In order to have the Report Template work correctly in USM groups, you must use Filter.?
    • If you use either of the other 2 you are basically creating a static report that will show the wrong host/QoS data on all hosts that you view this report on through USM.?
  2. During the creation of the Report in Performance Report Designer (PRD), you will find that there will be issues with browsers (crashes) if the results of your filters have a large number of hosts returned. There is a secret way to avoid this. You can add 'source is apollo.nimsoft.no' as part of your filter. This is a non-existent source and will show no results in PRD, but will work within USM as it is ignored.
    • A second reason to use apollo.nimsoft.no is that you will see that the graphs look different when you have multiple graphs. Single graphs do not really matter, but when you have more than one, using this source will force the graphs to use unique color schemes. Without it, they will all be black.
  3. Other?tips are...
    • When you are creating your filters, be as generalized as you require to be based on your needs.?
    • Create filters without using the apollo.nimsoft.no source first to make sure you are getting the results you expect.?
    • Note that when creating a Report Template that has multiple graphs, you will need to create grouped filters. The large green circle (plus symbol) in the filter section is to add a new group. Each group can be used to create a filter that can then be applied and dragged to a specific graph.?