Generating and Managing Workload Balancing Reports

This topic provides basic instructions for using Workload reports, including how to generate, navigate in, print, and export reports.

To generate a Workload Balancing report

  1. In the Resources pane of XenCenter, select your-resource-pool.
  2. From the Pool menu, select View Workload Reports.


    You can also display the Workload Reports screen from the WLB tab by clicking the Reports button.

  3. From the Workload Reports screen, select a report from the left pane.
  4. Select the Start Date and the End Date for the reporting period. Depending on the report you select, you might need to specify other parameters such as Host , User , and Object.
  5. Click Run Report. The report displays in the report window.

To navigate in a Workload Balancing report

After generating a report, you can use the toolbar buttons in the report to navigate and perform certain tasks. To display the name of a toolbar button, pause your mouse over toolbar icon.

Report Toolbar Buttons:

Alt text Document Map. Displays a document map that helps you navigate through long reports.
Alt text Page Forward/Back. Moves one page ahead or back in the report.
Alt text Back to Parent Report. Returns to the parent report when working with drill-through reports. Note: This button is only available in drill-through reports, such as the Pool Health report.
Alt text Stop Rendering. Stops the report generation.
Alt text Print. Prints a report and specify general printing options, such as the printer, the number of pages, and the number of copies.
Alt text Print Layout. Displays a preview of the report before you print it. To exit Print Layout, click the Print Layout button again.
Alt text Page Setup. Specifies printing options such as the paper size, page orientation, and margins.
Alt text Export. Exports the report as an Acrobat (.pdf) file or as an Excel file with a .xls extension.
Alt text Find. Searches for a word in a report, such as the name of a virtual machine.

To print a Workload Balancing report

Before you can print a report, you must first generate it.

  1. (Optional.) To preview the printed document, click Alt text Print Layout.
  2. (Optional.) To change the paper size/source, page orientation, or margins, click Alt text Page Setup.
  3. Click Alt text Print.

To export a Workload Balancing report

You can export a report in Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats.

After generating the report, click Alt text Export and select one of the following:

  • Excel
  • Acrobat (.pdf) file


The amount of data included when you export a report may differ depending on the export format. Reports exported to Excel include all the data available for the report, including “drilldown” data, whereas reports displayed in XenCenter or exported as .pdf only contain the data that you selected when you generated the report.

Generating and Managing Workload Balancing Reports