Performance "Top" linked reports

Generic performance reports are ones of the most powerful generic reports in SCOM 2007. I like to start from “Performance Top Objects” and “Performance Top Instances” reports. They are the easiest and creating linked reports for them could be quite useful in case where you like to simplify customer experience in searching for objects or…

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Linked availability reports

Availability report is one of the easiest reports to create links to. The report is based on the monitor state changes. There are not that many parameters to control besides list of monitoring objects, monitor states considered to be downtime and essentially the monitor. One important thing to understand in linked report authoring is that…

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Report parameter controls

Nearly any report requires you to fill some parameters before you run it. Most commonly you are asked to provide a date range, objects you are interested in and maybe some other parameters that drive report content. “Report parameters block” is the place where all these parameters are entered. Report parameters block consist of a…

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Linked reports

In SCOM 2007 we tried to make out of the box reports as generic and as configurable as possible. The result of these efforts is more possibilities with actually much less work from your side to customize reports to needs of your organization or your custom application. The customization is done though linked reports. Linked…

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Reports in Management Packs.

In my previous post “Authoring reports for SCOM 2007” I said that there are basically tree ways to author new reports for SCOM 2007. Create a linked report, use Report Builder or create a custom report using Visual Studio. The best way to introduce a new report in the system is to include it in…

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