Select the desired category from the Category drop-down menu. New categories you create also appear in the drop-down menu. This field determines where in the hierarchy view the saved report request appears.
The Report Title field is optional. This field provides a description of the report that then appears as the title. This description appears in the report summary of Report Manager. The report summary is displayed when the name of the report is selected in the hierarchy view.
Select the data properties to be included in the report in the Data Properties field. Click Edit to make your selections from the Select Data Properties dialog box. There are some differences between the Select Data Properties dialog box that is displayed in the performance or system configuration report templates. The correct dialog box automatically launches for you. Only the data properties currently being logged on the hosts return data. For more information, see Data Properties.
Specify the hosts and corresponding port that you want to include in the report. Only agent machines that have the software installed, that are in the server's topology, and are linked to the server context return data. If no port is specified for a host, the default port 161 is assigned. The following list describes the host choices:
Enter Hosts at Run Time – You must provide each host and corresponding port when you run the report request. A separate dialog box for this purpose is displayed at runtime. You can also provide the IP address for the host and corresponding port. The host and corresponding port are not saved to the report request, and can be changed each time the report is run.
Select Hosts From Main Console Window (Then Click Update) – The hosts and corresponding ports that you provide are saved to the report request. Each time the report is run, data is returned regarding the hosts originally saved. To select the desired hosts, go to the Sun Management Center 3.5 Main Console window. Make your selections either by pressing Shift+Click, or by drawing a lasso around the icons that represent the desired hosts. Click Update in the report template to add the hosts.
Enter Hosts as Hostname:Port (Comma Delimited) – If selected, you provide the host and the corresponding port. You can also provide the IP address for the host and corresponding port. The proper form is to use a comma delimiter without a space. You can add as many valid hosts and ports as wanted.
Choose the desired format of the report from the Output Mode drop-down menu. The available options depend on the type of report request you are creating. The following list describes the possible options:
For more information about the report formats available, see Output Format Options For Reports.
The Customize field is optional. You can further customize the look of a graph report through the Customize dialog box. For more information, see Customizing the Appearance of Reports.