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Generating Reports in ConsoleOne

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By Jeff Fischer

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Posted: 10 Mar 2003

Jeff Fischer and the AppNotes team have really outdone themselves this time. This comprehensive piece takes a look at every facet of ConsoleOne reporting and how it can help you troubleshoot and maintain your network.

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An important part of running a network is to always be aware of what is happening on the network. As a network administrator, you should be familiar with the network's normal day-to-day activities in order to better pin-point problems or other non-normal behaviors.

Network monitoring has become an important function for a network administrator. Successful network monitoring includes watching for trouble spots, performance bottlenecks, and network inconsistencies. By generating network statistics reports about the network, you can gather information about the network that can be used to justify new equipment or equipment replacement, to set up security, and to better troubleshoot hot spots.

Here's an Outline of What's Covered:

  • Levels of Network Monitoring
  • ConsoleOne's Reporting Feature
  • What You Can Monitor
  • How to Set Up Reporting
  • Install Reporting Services Schema Extension
  • Install Novell-Defined Report Catalogs
  • Install the ODBC Driver for eDirectory
  • Configure the DSN
  • eDirectory Catalog Objects
    • eDirectory General Object Reports Catalog
    • eDirectory User Security Reports
    • eDirectory User and Group Reports
  • Generating Reports
  • Exporting Reports
  • Customizing a Query

If you're interested in learning more about Novell ConsoleOne and how to use it, check out these great articles from Novell AppNotes. Here are a series of documents that provide basic information about managing NetWare servers through the available console commands.

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