Scheduling Reports in Nagios Log Server allows us to retrieve reports in PDF, JPG, or CSV form.
Here at Bobcares, we assist our customers with several Nagios-related issues as part of our Server Management Services.
Today, let us discuss managing users in Nagios Log Server.
Schedule reports in Nagios Log Server
As of version 2.1.0, Nagios Log Server supports the export and schedule of reports. This allows us to retrieve reports in PDF, JPG, or CSV form, and to have these emailed on a regular interval.
Let us now look in detail at how our Support Techs go about Scheduling Reports in Nagios Log Server.
Initially, to access the report scheduling interface, navigate to a report. During this writing, NLS has just one report, the Unique Hosts report, which can be accessed via the homepage.
To manually retrieve a copy of the report, click Download in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, we choose the type of file to download from the drop-down menu.
We can also have the report e-mailed directly to a specific address.
To do this, initially, we click the mail icon next to the Download button and fill out the form. The most important settings are the Recipients and Frequency fields.
The Recipient field is a comma-separated list of e-mail addresses. By default, it includes only the address associated with your account.
Frequency defaults to One Time, which will send a single e-mail immediately. If changed, it will schedule a report instead.
To schedule a report, we click the clock icon next to the mail icon. This will open a form similar to the one used for e-mailing reports.
Here, we can set reports to run daily, weekly, or monthly, and customize the recipients/contents of the e-mail.
We also have the option to hide the report from the Scheduled Reports list on the left of the page. On the check, the report will still show on the main report management page.
To manage scheduled reports, we click the Scheduled Reports link on the left navigation bar. The resulting page will show a table of all currently scheduled reports. Here, we can edit a report, run/view it, or delete it.
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To conclude, Scheduling Reports in Nagios Log Server is intended for use by Nagios Log Server Administrators who need to automate reporting. Today, we discussed a method our Support Engineers employ to manage users in Nagios Log Server.