Overview

Print Setup

Accessing the Advanced
Reports Service (ARS)

Advanced Reports Screen



Overview

The CNM Advanced Reports Service (ARS) generates several types of reports which provide valuable information about port utilization or CIR usage. Summary reports are provided in ASCII text format while individual reports are provided in PostScript" format.

To view reports, network managers must use FTP in order to download the reports from the CNMS server to a local computer and then print them. The Advanced Reports option of the INTERSPAN Network Manager eliminates this task by providing an easy, user-friendly graphical interface for access to the reports.

Once the administrator accesses the Advanced Reports option, they can select whether they would like ASCII or Postscript reports, select monthly or weekly, select the type of report, and then perform certain functions.

This chapter provides information about the following tasks:



Print Setup

Before you can access the Advanced Reports Service, you must set up the printer. As long as the same printer is used, this is a one-time operation.

The Print Setup button provides a pop-up window that allows you to change printer commands. These commands instruct the system whether to print reports in either ASCII or PostScript format.






Setting up the Printer

To set up the printer, follow these steps:

NOTE:

If the INTERSPAN Network Manager is already running, proceed directly to Step 3.

1. From the SunNet Manager tool bar, select Tools.
The Tools pull down menu appears, as shown in Figure 3-6.
2. Select INTERSPAN
The INTERSPAN pull down menu appears.
3. Select Print Setup.
The INTERSPAN:Print window appears, as shown in Figure 4-1.

Figure 4-1. INTERSPAN: Print Pop-up Menu

4. Type in the appropriate print commands:

5. Click on Ok.



Accessing the Advanced Reports Service (ARS)

If the INTERSPAN Network Manager application is not already running, log on to the Advanced Reports Service (ARS) with the following steps:

NOTE:

If the INTERSPAN Network Manager is already running, skip Steps 1 and 2. Proceed directly to Step 3.

1. From the SunNet Manager tool bar, select Tools.

2. From the pulldown menu, select INTERSPAN.
The INTERSPAN menu is displayed, as shown in Figure 3-6.

3. From the INTERSPAN menu, select Advanced Reports.
The INTERSPAN FTP Login menu is displayed as shown in Figure 4-2.

Figure 4-2. INTERSPAN FTP Login Menu

4. Type in the appropriate information for each field.
For security reasons, the password is not displayed when typed.

5. Click on OK.

The INTERSPAN Advanced Reports Service screen is displayed as shown in Figure 4-3.

Figure 4-3. Advanced Reports Screen

For a description of the Advanced Reports screen, refer to the next section.



Advanced Reports Screen

The INTERSPAN Advanced Reports Service screen includes several lists from which you can access report information.

The upper portion of the INTERSPAN Advanced Reports screen displays the following options:

The next portion of the screen displays the following scrolling lists:

The Port list displays the existing ports and the DLCI list displays the DLCIs. The Reports list displays the reports available on the CNMS server. This list changes dynamically as different selections are made from the first two lists and preceding selections.

The Port list displays all ports from the network map and provides a summary option at the end of the list. The summary option displays the summary reports for all the ports. If an individual port is selected from the Port list and Postscript is selected, a list of reports for that specific port is displayed.

DLCI reports can be selected by choosing either a DLCI from the DLCI list or the summary option at the end of the DLCI list. In addition, if a port is selected from the Port list, only the DLCIs belonging to that port are displayed in the DLCI list.

The Downloaded Reports section of the screen is populated based on the reports already downloaded to your local hard drive. This list is automatically updated as you download reports. Reports may be deleted by selecting a report from this scrolling list.



Selecting Reports

To select a report, do the following:

1. Access the Advanced Reports Service screen as described earlier in this chapter.

2. Select the Report Type by clicking on either Monthly or Weekly.

If you choose Weekly, a list of weeks is displayed in the Weeks scrolling list.

3. Select the Report Format by clicking on either ASCII or PostScript.

4. Select a month from the Months scrolling list.

5. Select the week for which you wish to access a report.

6. Select the ports and DLCIs for which you wish to access a report.

7. Select the Report you wish to access.

8. Click on either Select or Select All if you wish to examine all the reports from the scrolling list.

The following sections describe how to view, print, download, and delete reports.



Viewing Reports

To view reports, do the following:

1. Select a report as described earlier.

2. Click on View.
The report is displayed on your screen.

3. Click on Close to exit the Advanced Reports Services screen.




Printing Reports

To print reports, perform the following steps:

1. Select a report as described earlier.

2. Click on Print.
The report is then printed to the printer you entered in the Printer Setup.

3. Click on Close to exit the Advanced Reports Services screen.






Downloading Reports

To download reports from the server to the user's local system, perform the following steps:

1. Select a report as described earlier.

2. Click on Download.
The report is downloaded to the system and displayed in the Downloaded Reports section of the screen.

3. Click on either View or Print to view or print the downloaded report.

4. Click on Close to exit the Advanced Reports Services screen.



Deleting Downloaded Reports

To delete downloaded reports, perform the following steps:

1. Select a report from the Downloaded Reports scrolling list.

2. Click on Delete.
A warning message appears, as shown in Figure 4-4.

Figure 4-4. Advanced Reports Services: Message Window

4. Click on Ok to delete the report.



Removing Reports

Any selected report can be deselected (removed) from the Selected Reports scrolling list by pressing the Remove button.










Exiting Advanced Reports

To terminate the FTP Session, click-on the Close button.










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