Notification Server reports let you view and manage your resource data. These reports give you information about your managed and unmanaged computers, and your Notification Server configuration. A wide range of reports are provided with the Symantec Management Platform. You can also create your own custom reports to suit the needs of your organization. Notification Server reports retrieve data from the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).
The report data can be used in the following ways:
The data source for an automation policy
A Web part that displays current data on a portal page
A resource report that lets the user drill down on a particular resource to view full details in the Resource Manager
A trend report that shows data changes over time
Multiple drilldown reports (for example, hierarchy reports) that let the user drill down on high-level data to view more detailed low-level data.
To create or modify a custom report, you need to define the components of the report in the Custom Report Edit page.
Some automation policies use a report as a data source, and may depend upon some particular results or parameters. When you modify a report, you need ensure that the changes do not affect any automation policies.
Table: Process for creating and modifying custom Notification Server reports