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Synthetic Monitoring - HTTP Access Report
This report is ideal if you have configured multiple external agents to perform simulations that report the availability and responsiveness of a chosen web page of one/more components from an external perspective. Using this report, you can:
In order to generate the HTTP Access report, do the following:
Figure 1 then appears. Here, select a criterion for analysis from the Analysis by list box.
Using this report, you can analyze the performance of one/more managed components, or those that are part of a zone, service or segment. The options provided by the Analysis By list box are discussed hereunder:
Next, from the External Agent list pick the agent for which the report needs to be generated to analyze the simulation performed by the agent. By default, All option is chosen from this list. If only a single agent is configured in your environment, then that particular agent will be chosen by default, from the External Agent list.
Then, specify the Timeline for the graph. You can either provide a fixed time line such as 1 hour, 2 days, etc., or select the Any option from the list to provide a From and To date/time for report generation.
For every user registered with the eG Enterprise system, the administrator can indicate the maximum timeline for which that user can generate a report. Once the maximum timeline is set for a user, then, whenever that user logs into eG Reporter and attempts to generate a report, the Timeline list box in the report page will display options according to the maximum timeline setting of that user. For instance, if a user can generate a report for a maximum period of 3 days only, then 3 days will be the highest option displayed in the Timeline list - i.e., 3 days will be the last option in the fixed Timeline list. Similarly, if the user chooses the Any option from the Timeline list and proceeds to provide a start date and end date for report generation using the From and To specifications, eG Enterprise will first check if the user's Timeline specification conforms to his/her maximum timeline setting. If not, report generation will fail. For instance, for a user who is allowed to generate reports spanning over a maximum period of 3 days only, the difference between the From and To dates should never be over 3 days. If it is, then, upon clicking the Run Report button a message box will appear, prompting the user to change the From and To specification.
In addition to the settings discussed above, this report comes with a set of default specifications. These settings are hidden by default. If you do not want to disturb these default settings, then you can proceed to generate the report by clicking the Run Report button soon after you pick one/more components for report generation. However, if you want to view and then alter these settings (if required), click on the icon. The default settings will then appear in the MORE OPTIONS drop down window (See Figure 2). The steps below discuss each of these settings and how they can be customized.
Indicate the report Time Period for which the report is to be generated.
By default, the Time Period is set to 24 hours. Accordingly, the From and To parameters in the [timeframe] section of the eg_report.ini file (in the <eg_install_dir>\manager\config directory) are set to 00:00 and 24:00 respectively. If need be, you can override this default setting by configuring a different timeframe against the From and/or To parameters.
eG Enterprise System offers the flexibility of allowing the administrators to view the abnormality experienced by a script from the generated report at a single glance. This can be achieved by providing the lower/higher threshold limits of your choice i.e., providing the Minor/Major/Critical values in the appropriate colored text boxes underneath the Success Percentage Range option. Doing so, whenever the simulation violated the specified threshold values, the Success (%) of that particular script will be highlighted with the corresponding color of the specified text box in the generated report. This way, you can easily identify if the script was simulated successfully or not in the target web site /web application.
If the timeline specified for the report needs to exclude the data collected during the Weekends, then set Exclude weekends to Yes (Saturday,Sunday). If not, select No.
By default, the weekend constitutes Saturday and Sunday. To override this default setting, do the following:
In large environments, reports generated using months of data can take a long time to complete. Administrators now have the option of generating reports on-line or in the background. When a report is scheduled for background generation, administrators can proceed with their other monitoring, diagnosis, and reporting tasks, while the eG manager is processing the report. This saves the administrator valuable time. To schedule background processing of a report, you can either select the Background Save - PDF option from the Report Generation list. In this case, a Report Name text box will appear, where you would have to provide the name with which the report is to be saved in the background. To process reports in the foreground, select the Foreground Generation - HTML option from this list.
If the Report type is Foreground Generation - HTML and All option is chosen from the External Agent list, then Figure 3 will appear as soon as you click the Run Report button.
If you have chosen an External Agent, then this report provides the following: