7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2009 10:53 PM by Malcolm Stewart

    Report writing help.

    chris.newton

      I am new to the report writing function with Orion NPM, I need to produce a monthly report to display Node Name, Grouped by Machine Type & availability.  I have managed to get this working OK, however I would like to take this one step further by identifying which of them servers are Physical servers and which are Virtual servers, I can see that the Hardware field displays this information however in the report writing tool I cannot see the field "Hardware".  Any ideas?

        • Re: Report writing help.

          Have you tried using the Custom Property Editor to classify servers by machine type? I've found custom properties very useful when building reports, alerts, etc...

            • Re: Report writing help.
              chris.newton

              Thanks for the reply.  Yes I have used the machine type however that only shows the OS running on the VM, I want to be able to report if that machine type is running on physical or virtual hardware.  The Hardware field shows "Virtual Machine" if its running in a VM environment, this what I would like to pull through but can't see how.

                • Re: Report writing help.

                  Chris, 


                  I believe what the poster was suggesting was to create a custom property, using the custom property editor.  For you situation, I would call the custom property "hardware"


                  Then populate that new custom feild with either physical or virtual values.


                  Then when you are creating your report, just add another field, Custom Properties.  When you run your report, you should get the physical, or virtual results.


                  I know this involves classifing your servers manually, but once your done, you wont have to do it again.  Only when adding new nodes will you have to update the custom property field.


                  The abiltiy to add custom properties, alert, and report off of those properties, is probably one of Orions greatest strenghts.  nearly every alert and report we have is based off of them.  Thanks SW!

              • Re: Report writing help.
                qle
                Just curious, where are you seeing this hardware field? Is this field only present with Virtual Servers or is this a completely new field in 9.1?