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This help page is for version 8.3. The latest available help is for version 9.5.

Report Settings

The Report Settings dialog allows you to customize aspects of the way PA Server Monitor performs reporting.

Report Settings

The available settings in this dialog are:

  • Report Directory - This directory is where the HTML report files are created and stored by PA Server Monitor.
  • Days before Reports are Cleaned Up - This value is the number of days reports (HTML files) will be available. After the given number of days, PA Server Monitor will delete the report. Note that reports that are always being updated (system summary reports and Scheduled Reports) will not be aged out.
  • Clean All Reports Now - Pressing this button will purge all reports. Reports that are constantly refreshed (like the status reports for example) will be re-created on their normal reporting cycle.
  • Server name to use in report URLs - By default the report URLs are http(s)://{servername}:{port}/ If you need to change {servername} (such as using an IP address, or perhaps to use an externally accessible server name) you can do it here.
  • Require login to view reports - By default, anyone that can access the product's built in HTTP server can view the reports. You can lock this down by IP address in HTTP Settings. Or you can require that users login before they can view reports by checking this box.

    Since usernames and passwords will be sent across the network, SSL must also be enabled in HTTP Settings. See Remote Access Users for how to specify users.

  • Use unique directory - By default, Scheduled Reports always get written to the same directory, so the URL they use is always the same. If you want to keep reports around for a while, you can check this box and Scheduled Reports will always write to a different directory. The downside is the URL changes each time the report runs so you can't save the URL in a browser. Another option for archiving reports in to archive a PDF of the report available in the Scheduled Report configuration.
  • Time format - Choose whether the reports display times in 12 hour AM/PM format or 24 hour format
  • Report Branding - See Report Branding for details
  • Status Reports Interval - This drop down list allows you to select the interval at which report files are generated. By default, reports are generated when they are accessed.

    If you are serving reports via a different web server, you should specify that the reports are generated on a regular schedule. In a small installation (less than 50 servers) regenerating the reports every minute is not a problem, but in a bigger installation choosing a larger interval would be more efficient.

  • Show Maintenance Period on server status report - Self explanatory.
  • Turn off "Enable WMI Hint"... - If PA Server Monitor is configured to poll a server via WMI for richer status reports, but that WMI polling fails, an error/hint message is shown at the top of the report. This check box disables this warning.

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