Monitoring your system : Reports
You can generate reports based on log messages that FortiADC has recorded.
Before it can generate a report, FortiADC appliances require a report profile that indicate the settings that the appliance should use, such as the report name, file format, subject matter, and other aspects.
FortiADC appliances can generate reports automatically, according to the schedule that you configure in the report profile, or manually, when you click the Run now icon in the report profile list.
Generating reports can be resource intensive. To avoid traffic processing performance impacts, you may want to generate reports during times with low traffic volume, such as at night or weekends. For more information on scheduling the generation of reports, see “Scheduling reports”. To determine the current traffic volume, see “Virtual Server Summary widget”.
To configure a report profile
1. Before you generate a report, collect log data that will be the basis of the report. For information on enabling logging to the local hard disk, see “Configuring logging”.
2. Go to Log & Report > Report Config > Report Config.
To access this part of the web UI, your administrator’s account access profile must have Read-Write permission to items in the Log & Report category. For details, see “Permissions”.
3. Click Create New.
A dialog appears.
4. In Report Name, type the name of the report as it will be referenced in the configuration. The name cannot contain spaces.
5. If you are creating a new report profile, select from Type either to run the report immediately after configuration (On Demand) or run the report at configured intervals (On Schedule). This cannot be changed later.
For on-demand reports, the FortiADC appliance does not save the report profile after the generating the report. If you want to save the report profile, but do not want to generate the report at regular intervals, select On Schedule, but then in the Schedule section, select Not Scheduled.
6. In Report Title, type a display name that will appear in the title area of the report. The title may include spaces.
7. In Description, type a comment or other description.
8. Click the blue expansion arrow next to each section, and configure the following:
Setting name
Select to add logos, headers, footers and company information to customize the report. For more information, see “Customizing the report’s headers, footers, & logo”.
Report Scope
Select the time span of log messages from which to generate the report. You can also create a data filter to include in the report only those logs that match a set of criteria.For more information, see “Restricting the report’s scope”.
Report Types
Select one or more subject matters to include in the report. For more information, see “Choosing the type & format of a report profile”.
Report Format
Select the number of top items to include in ranked report subtypes, and other advanced features. For more information, see “Choosing the type & format of a report profile”.
Select when the FortiADC appliance will run the report, such as weekly or monthly. For more information, see “Scheduling reports”.
This section is available only if Type is On Schedule.
Select the file formats and destination email addresses, if any, of reports generated from this report profile. For more information, see “Selecting the report’s file type & email delivery”.
9. Click OK.
On-demand reports are generated immediately. Scheduled reports are generated at intervals set in the schedule. For information on viewing generated reports, see “Viewing & downloading generated reports”.
To generate a report immediately
1. Mark the check box of the report.
2. Click Run now.
See also
Customizing the report’s headers, footers, & logo
Restricting the report’s scope
Choosing the type & format of a report profile
Scheduling reports
Selecting the report’s file type & email delivery