Overview of the Report Builder in Entuity Network Analytics (ENA)

Overview of the Report Builder in Entuity Network Analytics (ENA)

An Introduction

This article is going to show you the overview of the Report Builder in Entuity Network Analytics giving you better control of your network management when navigating around your network.

What you’ll Learn

  • Report Builder
  • Time Series Chart
  • Multi-Chart and Table
  • Inventory Table
  • Time Series Table
  • Network Management



Report Builder

The Report Builder is available from the Main Menu → Reports Page. It enables Administrators and suitably Authorized Users to define and create reports that can be run either interactively or on a scheduled basis. These custom-built reports supplement the already large collection of pre-built reports provided as standard with the package. Entuity monitors hundreds of metrics and settings from many different types of the network device and makes these available for inclusion in reports.


Four different types of the fundamental template can be used to present information gathered from the network and more sophisticated reports can be created by combining multiple search reports into a composite report template. The basic report templates shown below are Time Series Chart, Inventory Table, Multi-Chart/Table and Time Series Table. You can see these described in the user interface. Let’s take a quick look at the purposes of each report.

1. Time Series Chart

The Time Series Chart allows attributes from different components to be presented in a single chart. In this case, the chart presents the average CPU utilization% and average Memory use% for hq01 over the period 09:00 on Mon, July 23, 2018 – 09:00 on Tue, July 24, 2018.

2. Multi-Chart/Table

Whereas, the Multi-Chart/Table Report presents attributes taken from the same component in a combination of charts and tabular formats. It allows multiple of these to be displayed each taking its data from a different component. The attributes can also be aggregated together within these reports and an additional facility allows different periods of history to be displayed together in the same chart.

3. Inventory Table

The Inventory Table template presents a table with one column per attribute and one row per component. The attributes can be directly taken from a component or computed by summarizing a metric from time series data on that component such as the mean CPU utilization for devices over a defined period of time.

4. Time Series Table

The Time Series Table template differs from the Inventory Table. It focuses on one component and allows multiple samples of selected time series attributes to be displayed along with their time stamps.

ENA Tips:

One point to remember is that when you build a report, 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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