OP5 Monitor ["OP5 Monitor"]
["User Guide"]

Summary report


Summary reports show different types of summaries of alert data. You can choose from a standard set of summary reports, or create custom reports.

You create summary reports using menu entry Report > Summary > Create Summary Report.

Standard summary reports

Standard summary reports have their criteria pre-defined. The standard summary reports are as follows:

  • Most recent hard alerts for hosts, services, or both.
  • Top alert producers from hosts, services, or both.

Custom summary reports

Custom summary reports are based on report types, for which you specify additional criteria. The three types of custom summary report are as follows:

  • Top alert producers — this report is useful for identifying the hosts or services in your environment which are causing the biggest problems.
  • Alert totals.
  • Most recent alerts.

Create a summary report

To create a standard summary report:

  1. Choose Standard as your Report Mode.
  2. Choose the report type from the drop-down list.
  3. Choose the number of items to show.
  4. Click Show report.

To create a custom summary report:

  1. Choose Custom as your Report Mode.
  2. Select the monitoring object from the Report type drop-down list.
  3. Choose the objects to show in the report.
  4. Select the report settings, as described in the table below.
    Summary typeThe custom report type.
    Items to showNumber of items to show in the report.
    Reporting periodThe period of the report. If you select Custom, enter the start and end year and month.
    Report time periodPre-defined time period, as described in Manage templates and time periods.
    Host statesHost states to include in the report.
    Service statesService states to include in the report.
    State typesWhether to show hard state types, soft state types, or both.
    Include full outputWhether to include the full status information from the check in the alert history.
    Time zoneTime zone to use for the report.
    SkinThe skin to use. This affects the visual elements of the report, and is used in both HTML and PDF reports.
    DescriptionThe description to include in the report header.
  5. Click Show report.

The summary report

The screenshot below shows an example of a custom Top alert producers report:

You can perform the following from a summary report:

Once you have saved the report, you can also schedule the report. For guidance, see Schedule reports in Introduction to reporting.