Configure the Alerts and events by item name report

If you use role-based administration, you must have the Report configuration right to perform this task. For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

The Alerts and events by item name report provides statistics on all alerts and events from all computers over a selected period, grouped by item name.

To configure the report:

  1. Click the Reports icon on the toolbar.
  2. In the Report Manager dialog box, select Alerts and events by item name and click Properties.
  3. In the Alerts and Events by Item Name Properties dialog box, on the Configuration tab, set up the options you want.
    1. In the Report details panel, edit the name and description of the report, if you wish.
    2. In the Reporting period panel, in the Period text box, click the drop-down arrow and select a time period.

      You can either select a fixed period, for example, Last month, or select Custom and specify your own time period in the Start and End boxes.

    3. In the Report location panel, click Group of computers or Individual computer. Then click the drop-down arrow to specify a group or computer name.
    4. In the Alert and event types to include panel, select alert and event types you want to include in the report.

      By default, the report shows all alert and event types.

  4. On the Display options tab, under Display, choose which alerts and events you want the report to show.

    By default, the report shows all alerts and events and the number of occurrences for each.

    You can also configure the report to show only:

    • the top n alerts and events (where n is a number you specify), or
    • alerts and events with m occurrences or more (where m is a number you specify).
  5. Under Sort by, select whether you want to sort alerts and events by the number or name.

    By default, the report lists alerts and events in order of decreasing number of occurrences.

  6. On the Schedule tab, select Schedule this report if you want to run the report at regular intervals, with the results being sent to your chosen recipients as email attachments. Enter the start date and time and the frequency with which the report will be generated, specify the output file format and language, and enter the email addresses of the recipients of the report.