8.3 Generating Reports

ZENworks provides advanced reporting capabilities with ZENworks Reporting Server. ZENworks Reporting Server uses an embedded BusinessObjects Enterprise XI R3.1 SP3 engine to create customized reports. You can use the predefined reports in ZENworks Reporting Server to report on Asset Management, Patch Management, Discovery and Deployment, Bundles and Policies, ZENworks Systems, and Endpoint Security Management. You can also create custom reports, edit reports, assign rights on reports, and schedule reports to a set of users.

If you have not yet installed the ZENworks Reporting Server, see the ZENworks 11 Reporting Server Installation Guide.

Watch a video about how to use ZENworks reporting.

To access the reports:

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click the Reports tab.

    Reports page
  2. In the ZENworks Reporting Server panel, click ZENworks Reporting Server InfoView to launch the ZENworks Reporting Server InfoView. The ZENworks Reporting Server InfoView page is displayed with initial view as Document List.

    The following table explains the various tasks you can perform in the ZENworks Reporting Server InfoView.

    Task

    Steps

    Generate a predefined report

    1. Navigate the Predefined Reports folder until you locate the report definition on which you want to generate a report.

    2. Click Actions > Schedule, or right-click the report, then select Schedule.

    Generate a custom report

    1. In the InfoView toolbar, click New > Web Intelligence Document. The Universe pane is displayed.

    2. Click ZENworks to view the ZENworks Universe.

    3. In the Data tab, navigate to the universe object for which you want to create a report, and drag the object to the right pane.

    4. Click Run Query.

    5. Save the report in the Custom Reports folder.

    View the earlier instances of a report

    1. Navigate the Predefined Reports or the Custom Reports folder until you locate the report whose earlier instances you want to view.

    2. Click Actions > History, or right-click the report, and select History.

    View the latest instance of a report

    1. Navigate the Predefined Reports or the Custom Reports folder until you locate the report whose latest instances you want to view.

    2. Click Actions > View Latest Instance, or right-click the report, and select View Latest Instance.

    View the properties of a report

    1. Navigate the Predefined Reports or the Custom Reports folder until you locate the report whose properties you want to view.

    2. Click Actions > Properties, or right-click the report and select Properties.

You can also use the report-generate-now command, as well as other report commands, in the zman utility to manage reports. For more information, see Report Commands in the ZENworks 11 Command Line Utilities Reference.

For more information about reporting, see the ZENworks 11 System Reporting Reference.