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Getting The Most Out Of Opsview Reports
When it comes to the effective management of your IT systems, it is essential to know how your infrastructure is performing at all times. Whether you are planning for a future increase in server capacity or looking to evaluate consumption trends, being able to assess your IT environment with accurate intelligence is essential. The most effective method of keeping your business services in check is with advanced, yet intuitive reporting. In order to gain valuable insights into the performance of your networks, servers, applications, etc., you should be well equipped in knowing how to download and use reports to get the most out of Opsview. With that in mind, this blog is geared toward ensuring your initial awareness of Opsview’s reporting capabilities and explaining the benefits you enjoy from additional visibility into your IT monitoring efforts. Take a look at our 3 step process below and let the reporting begin!
1. Installing Opsview with Automatic Install - Automated installation is our recommended way of installing Opsview since it is the quickest and easiest way of getting from sign-up, to monitoring. Before you start the process, make sure you have your software key available, which should have been sent to you via email. If not, please contact your account manager, raise a support incident via our support portal or contact us, and we will be able to promptly assist you.
By choosing Opsview, you are set up for success right off the bat due to the features of the automated installation script. This script accomplishes several key tasks including setting up Opsview package repositories, configuring prerequisites, updating your installed packages, and installs additional modules depending on your subscription.
If you would like further information on the details of the installation process, click here for our automated installation documentation page.
2. Opsview Reporting Features - After your installation set-up is complete; it is time to enjoy the variety of reporting features that Opsview offers to its users. The wide range of template-driven reports are fully customizable and settings such as custom graphs as well data gathered by time-period (weekly, monthly, etc.) can be adjusted at any time. The example set of reports listed below are all pre-configured in a way that keeps you consistently up-to-date on every aspect of your IT infrastructure.
- Business Service SLA Report- Shows service level agreements availability statistics for a specified Business Service with parameters such as target SLA%, historical range, time period, and description.
- Availability Report by Keyword- This report shows the availability statistics for all services that belong to a keyword. There is also a daily breakdown of each service, with a list of events that occurred for that service.
- Service Level Report by Keyword- This report shows the Service Level Agreement availability statistics for all services that belong to a service name. Provides the ability to specify target service levels as % as well as color highlighting in red if actual availability falls below SLA target.
- Performance Report by Keyword- This reports gives a graph of the performance of all metrics on all services that use a particular keyword.
- Events Report by Keyword- This report gives the events hourly breakdown graph of the events occurred over day for all services that use a particular keyword.
- Cost of Downtime Report- This report gives an indication of how much it is costing your system when you experience outages. The report is like the Daily Service Level Report, but instead of percentages, we calculate the amount of second’s outage there has been and then create a table with the cost associated.
- Top Downtime Services by Keyword- This report shows the top 25 services in a particular ordered by the percentage of time in a failure state. This includes soft and hard failure states, thus highlighting services that should be investigated for issues.
With the Opsview system and these reports up-and-running, valuable insights into the inner-workings of your IT environment are always available. If you would like specific information on the intricacies of these reports, click here to read our comprehensive standard reports documentation page.
3. Further Resources - Since we want you get the most out of Opsview as your IT monitoring solution, we also offer a variety of training courses which further aid you in mastering the ins and outs of the system. Our ‘Reporting with Opsview’ training course is perfect for Opsview sysadmins who will be managing the Reports Module in order to create service level, systems availability, and application performance reports. It is also suitable for system users who wish to modify the supplied report templates or create new reports. After completing our training offerings, you will be a certified expert in all of our reports and the benefits of their capabilities will shine in your IT monitoring efforts.
Getting a firm grasp on all of the intricacies of a seemingly endless list of reports can be a daunting task. With Opsview, we aim to simply the process and clearly explain what our reports offer to those who are in need of IT monitoring. If you don’t want to make a financial commitment before gaining access to our reports, no worries! Opsview's FREE 30-day trial lets you monitor up to 200 devices, with access to all of Opsview's advanced monitoring functionality including reports as well as dashboards, auto-discovery, SNMP trap processing, network analyzer and lots more! Click here to give Opsview a try and experience our report modules for yourself in order to learn how Opsview can help bolster your IT monitoring efforts.
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This blog is written by Sam Marsh, Product Manager at Opsview.
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