Using Entuity Custom Reports in Multi-Server Environments

Entuity Custom Reports Tech Tip 1This is the first in a four-part series of Tech Tips on Entuity Custom Reports. Entuity network management offers the industry’s most usable and comprehensive set of business and technical reports, catering to the needs of a business-oriented audience.

Alongside almost 150 pre-built reports available as standard, Entuity offers a custom report builder for drag-and-drop report building. Custom reporting enables users and Entuity administrators to define and create reports that can be run interactively, on a scheduled basis, or even placed in a dashboard with other screens.

Custom Reports Tech Tip 1

Interested in using the Entuity custom report builder in a multi-server environment? Here’s good news: you don’t have to configure reports separately on each remote server. Simply run them from an Entuity consolidation server. Let’s start with a little background about how the Entuity consolidation server works.

In multi-server configurations, you can use an Entuity consolidation server to link to multiple remote servers. The consolidation server can manage devices or may simply be there to offer a user interface. In the latter case, users would log into the consolidation server, which would provide information gathered from the remote servers.

Entuity all-in-one server in a consolidation role.

Entuity all-in-one server in a consolidation role

This also applies to the web UI (such as the Explorer) and to the reporting system (including the Report Builder). For example, if your multi-server environment includes load balancers being managed by different remote servers, you could run a report that would gather together information for all the remote servers into the same report, vastly reducing the work required. Further, because the report needs only exist on the consolidation server and not on the remote servers, it can simply be run from the consolidation server  – there is no need to distribute the report to other servers.

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