1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 10, 2013 12:59 PM by zzz

    Report writer and custom properties questions

    Debbi

      1. In custom property editor, the FullName column is not wide enough to show the full names of the interface captions.  I cannot seem to expand it.  Any ideas?

      2. In Report Writer, I cannot get our custom speeds of the interfaces to display, it looks like it will only use the speeds Orion picked up originally from the interfaces.  I need to have the custom speeds displayed.

      3. I am writing a report to show the average utilization of interfaces over a 30-day period.  I am wondering if the "Circuit Utilization "Sum of Recv, Xmit" is the best field to use and if the function should be "AVERAGE".

       

      Thanks.

      Debbi

        • Re: Report writer and custom properties questions
          zzz

          1. You can shrink and expand columns, but there is a max length for the columns for the editor. Best way around it would be to copy the table/columns to excel and edit it there. Then afterwards, paste back in the appropriate parts.
          2. http://thwack.solarwinds.com/message/185925#185925

          3. Why sum of recieve and transmit? Unless you have half duplex circuits, makes more sense to divide them seperatedly. Average should be fine but one possible issue (NOTE only applies if you are using custom SQL) is that for thirty days, there might be different "sizes" for the data depending on retention rate. As in, some will be for daily, others hours, etc. This will give the closer data much more weight if just using aggregate functions without grouping. (using the built in conditions automaticaly groups them, so only really a problem if you are writing custom SQL).