Performance Reporting Manager is an add-on product to SunTM Management Center 3.5 that enables you to create reports detailing the status of your machines. Performance data is gathered by the history logging capability that is part of Sun Management Center 3.5. Performance reports generated with Performance Reporting Manager use the data collected in this manner.
The product includes 12 standard reports for which the report options are predefined. History logging of the data properties used in standard reports is automatically started by the software. You can also create your own custom reports by selecting options from the report templates that are provided. Performance Reporting Manager can generate the following types of reports:
To use Performance Reporting Manager, the first step is to install and set up the add-on software. For information about the installation and setup of Performance Reporting Manager, see Chapter 2, Performance Reporting Manager Installation and Setup. For additional information about installing Sun Management Center software, see Sun Management Center 3.5 Installation and Configuration Guide.
You can generate any of the standard reports included with the software after the Performance Reporting Manager software is installed and set up . For more information about standard reports, see Chapter 3, Standard Reports .
You can also create your own custom reports. You select the format for your report from the available report formats given. Performance Reporting Manager includes four possible format options for viewing reports. For information about creating custom report requests, see Chapter 4, Custom Reports.
Reports can provide information about one host, all hosts, or a set of hosts that you designate. In general, data is collected on the agent machines. The data is then transferred to a database on the server machine. You can request a report for any agent machine for which data has been collected. A host must be in the Sun Management Center 3.5 server context to be included in a report. For more information about how the data in reports is collected, see Data Collection Process.
The host name in a report usually refers to the agent machine. One exception is in the case of alarm reports. Alarms resulting from an agent machine that is down or is otherwise not responding will list the name of the server machine.
Any standard or custom report can be scheduled to generate automatically at a regular interval. Additionally, you can save reports in other file formats either for viewing in a web browser, or for using tools to analyze data. For more information regarding these report options, see Chapter 5, Report Options.
Performance Reporting Manager automatically logs a number of data properties. These properties are predefined for you. For more information regarding this feature, and for other reference information, see Appendix A, Reference Information.
For information about the installation and setup of Performance Reporting Manager using the command line, see Appendix B, Installing Using the Command Line. For additional information about installing Sun Management Center software using the command line, see Sun Management Center 3.5 Installation and Configuration Guide.