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How to Build Time Series Table Reports in Entuity Network Analytics (ENA)

How to Build Time Series Table Reports in Entuity Network Analytics (ENA)

An Introduction

This article is going to show you the basic concepts of Time Series Table and how to apply them to build reports in Entuity Network Analytics to have better control of your network management as you navigating around your network.

What you’ll Learn

  • Time Series Table
  • Report Builder
  • Entuity Network Analytics
  • Network Management

Time

3 min

Report Builder

To build a Time Series Chart, the appropriate template should be selected from the Report Builder, which is available from the Main Menu→ Reports Page. As we have mentioned on the previous blog, there are four different fundamental templates and in this case, you should select the fourth one Time Series Table.

Time Series Table Template

I will demonstrate this style of reports by taking the CPU and Memory Utilization% metrics for devices and displaying every sample over the defined period. 

In order to populate the attributes, I’ll need to drag attributes from the Attributes Dashboard for the device. As we mentioned on the previous blog “How to Build Time Series Chart Reports in ENA“, in order to make that Dashboard available, you have to firstly duplicate this tab in the same browser window then select the Dashboards using the Explorer and select a Device. And finally, choose the Attributes Dashboard over the All Dashboards Menu.

Adding Attributes

Then make the attributes alphabetically sorted and start with the average CPU utilization%, which can be dragged up to the Report Builder tab to populate and place into the first of the available attributes. Actually, you would notice that it is the attribute number two because the first one is always going to be the Timestamp. Then you can go back and take the Memory Utilization% populated as the third attribute following the previous procedure.

Alternatively, you could also try to drag attributes by using two browser windows.

Selecting Timeframe

In this example, I will choose the previous hour for this report which will be the time frame as last one hour .

Date Source Selection

In this example, we are going to select the New York Headquarters view. This is already defaulting to working with Devices so I don’t need to change that.

Table Title

The table can be given a name which will actually be the device name. To add the Table Title, simply by placing the following syntax into the table title field pound or hash name. In this case, I will use #name# as the table title. That’ll be the name of the device which is dynamically substituted and another pound or hash character.

Here is the preview and you’ll see that the name of each device has been added as a title in a bold large font. Here are the twelve five-minute samples over the last hour and they were for Average CPU Utilization% and Average Memory Used% as we requested.

Report Name

In order to publish the report, it needs to have a name to be shown in the menu. Let’s leave this default in this example, but you can change it to the names you want and you can give the whole report a title as well.

Publishing

Leaving all other settings default and then you can publish the report to the User-Defined Reports folder. Here is the resulting report that can now be either run interactively or scheduled.

ENA Tips:

One point you should remember when you build a report and you’re considered to be its owner, which allows you to modify its configuration at a later date via this icon.

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