Last updated: August 22. 2015
1.1. Characteristics of reports
2. Report elements for the sidebar
A quick access of all reports, and the The Report Scheduler is available via the report element in the side bar. In this element three buttons can be found:
3. Basic settings for reports
The basic settings for reports can be configured over ‘WATO > Global Settings > Reporting’.
4. Customising existing reports
Starting with the ‘Edit’ button in the side bar, a list of all available reports can be opened.
On the left side these symbols are ready to use for the editing:
4.1. Basic settings
Clicking on opens a window for editing the basic settings for the new report:
Enter the values for Title and Theme. If the report should be available for all users, activate ‘Make this report available for all users’, and if the report should not be available for selection in the side bar, select the ‘Hide this report from the sidebar’ option.
Switch to the ‘Report Properties’ section. Here values for font, page format, time and date settings, the report's layout and the file names for downloads can be defined.
In the following ‘Context / Search Filters’ section search and filter values can be specified.
Once all values have been defined as required, continue with one of the three buttons:
After saving the new report will appear in the list.
When creating/customising your own reports you can make use of these functions:
4.2. Report elements
Clicking on the symbol opens an overview of the selected report.
On the left side a preview of the report is shown. To the right the report's elements are listed. With the symbols these elements can be edited , copied , deleted and rearranged .
New elements can be included in a report via the ‘Add content’ and ‘Add page element’ buttons. These types can be selected:
4.3. Adding an image
Images which are to be included in a report must be in the local/share/check_mk/reporting/images folder.
Click on the ‘Add page element’ button, then select ‘Embedded Image’ as type, and finally ‘Continue’.
On this page detailed settings such as position, file name and size are selected.
4.4. Changing a report's logo
5. Creating new reports
The creation of a new report begins with the ‘Edit’ button in the side bar element. Proceed with ‘New > Continue’. Customise the values in the selection options ‘General Properties’, ‘Report Properties’ and ‘Context / Search Filters’ in the screen template according to your requirements.
The new report will be stored with a click on ‘Save’. How to quickly add elements to this report can learned below in the ‘Adding views and history graphs to reports’ chapter.
6. Making reports available for other users
If you have the permission to publish reports, you can also define whether other users can access your reports. How to allow others access to a report: Click on the ‘Edit’ button in the side bar. With the symbol open the edit dialogue for the desired report, and activate the ‘Make this report available for all users’ option.
7. Adding views and history graphs to reports
8. The Report Scheduler
The report scheduler is accessed by clicking on the ‘Scheduler’ in the side bar. Click on ‘New Entry’ to open the report selection. The ‘Reports’ button opens the list of already existing reports.
On this page the desired report can be selected from the list, followed by ‘Proceed’.
In the ‘General Options’ section, basic settings like report title, creation time, report time frame, recipient and email settings will be found. When these options have been completed, go to the ‘Context / Search Filters’ section – here the report's links and search settings can be configured. Once all of the settings are complete, store the definition with ‘Save’. This will then take you to the list of scheduled reports.
In this list can be found information on the last time the report was created/dispatched, whether an error occurred, and when the next creation/dispatch is planned. Entries in the list can be managed with the five action symbols at the top of the list.
The symbols and their functions:
Dispatched reports are not saved in the instance.