Report designs

Preamble

The design of the reports you generate with Centreon MBI originate from “.rptdesign” files, which are created with the open-source tool Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT).

For generating a report, a report design should be configured in terms of:

  • Centreon objects (hosts, services, host groups, service groups, business activities, etc.)

  • A specific period (monthly report, weekly report, etc.).

Each report design can have a several parameters, which must be defined in the Centreon interface.

Available reports

The following menu lists the report designs available in Centreon MBI:

Reporting > Monitoring Business Intelligence > Configuration > Report Design

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Description of the above table:

Column

Description

Name

Name of report design

Description

Short description of report design

State

Status of report design (Enabled/Disabled)

Weight

Report weight: report generation work load index.

Adding / editing

A report design can be edited or a new one can be added:

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Description of the menu fields:

Fields

Description

Name

Name of report design

Report Source file

Name of the “. rptdesign” BIRT file corresponding to the report design. This file is stored in “reports/” directory of “Centreon MBI” installation directory.

Description

Short description of report design.

XML parameters file

Each report can have several specific parameters. This .xml file defines those parameters.

Weight

Report weight: report generation work load index.

Report design groups

Report design group linked to report design for ACL management.

Note

Only Centreon administrators are authorised to edit report designs or add a new one. Users without privileges only have read-only access to existing report designs.

Action menu

The menu “More actions” allows you to perform certain actions on report designs:

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Action Name

Description

Trash

Move file to trash.

Activate

Enable a report design for report generation.

Deactivate

Disable a report design for report generation.