Version 10.1.01
Reports and Dashboards
APTARE StorageConsole provides storage reporting solutions for consolidated visibility into complex, multi-vendor, storage environments, enabling you to increase data reliability and reduce costs with unified reporting and automated alerts.
APTARE StorageConsole allows you to drill down and identify the root cause of performance issues, identify re-tiering opportunities, and effectively implement chargebacks so business units understand their overall storage environment.
Q: How do I find a particular report or just browse to see what’s available?
A: You can use Quick Search to find a template, a report or a dashboard. If you are unsure of the name, Search is case insensitive, supports partial entries, and will display a list of potential string matches. If the Cloud is enabled, search results will also include reports available from the cloud. You can also browse through the StorageConsole library of analytics. See Templates, Reports, and Dashboards Overview.
Q: How does using the Inventory view differ from browsing through the reports?
A: The Inventory provides a customizable view of your collected data center assets. Once discovery and data collection has occurred, the Inventory is populated and you can examine it starting from a logical entry point. Each inventory object category is associated with relevant reports for the selected object. These reports can help to provide insights and then be leveraged to make strategic decisions. StorageConsole offers more than 200 standard report templates. The Inventory narrows the selection by object and allows you to immediately familiarize yourself with only the information you need. See About the Inventory Tab.
Q: How do I generate a report?
A: Each time you generate a report, the scope selector presents you with report parameters to tailor your output. You can run a report directly from your search results or from the browser view. See Generating Reports.
Q: Once I’ve generate a report, can I email a version to a distribution list?
A: After you’ve generated a report, you can email a version to yourself, other individuals, or a distribution list. You can also choose a format for the report such as HTML, CSV or a PDF. If this is something you need to do frequently, you can schedule reports to be run and emailed at a set interval. See Emailing Reports and Dashboards.
Q: How does scheduling reports work?
A: When you schedule a report, you actually are configuring it to run and be emailed at regular intervals. To schedule a report, you must first save it. Then, after you generate the saved report, you can configure it to run and be emailed on a regular basis. See Scheduling Emailed Reports and Dashboards.
Q: Can I export reports?
A: If you need to make the report data available to an external application or just save it as a hardcopy report, you can export a report to a file. The date for the report will be the date and time that the report was generated. See Exporting Reports and Dashboards.
Q: Can I share a report with other StorageConsole users?
A: You can share saved reports with any number of users or user groups.These shared instances will be located in the main navigation pane, under a My Shared Reports folder. See Sharing Reports, Dashboards and Folders.
Q: I like to see the same set of reports each time I log in. Is there a way to organize them into one page?
A: Dashboards can provide consolidated access to your reports. You can create a dashboard, drag and drop the reports you want to see and then set the dashboard as your home page. Dashboards are also useful to view multiple scenarios simultaneously. See Working with Dashboards.
Q: How do I customize a report?
A: StorageConsole comes with a number of default report templates. You can use these reports as templates and narrow the report scope to specific host groups or modify parameters, such as the time period or event type.
In addition to customizing default report templates, you can create your own by defining the types of data to collect. In this way, the results can serve your unique reporting needs. See Working with the Dynamic Template Designer and Working with the SQL Template Designer.
Q: After building and saving custom reports, how do I keep them organized?
A: If you need to access specific and unrelated reports regularly and quickly, you can add these saved report to your My Reports folder. Both custom reports and saved report can be placed into this folder. See Creating a Custom Report Folder.