Product Documentation

Running Quick Reports

Sep 29, 2015

Run quick reports to quickly view performance data for a single device. Performance data is displayed in a graphical format and the data is used to troubleshoot or analyze the behavior of a device. You can view the data for only one scalar counter and one or more instances of a vector counter on a selected device over a specified time interval. For more information about scalar and vector counters, see Configuring Polled Counters.

You can also export the performance graph report to a file in CSV or XML format. This file can be saved locally.

Each quick report generates three charts and each chart plots a different time interval: the top chart plots data in 5-minute intervals, the middle chart plots hourly average data for three months, and the bottom chart plots daily average data for one year. However, you can customize the number of days for which you want to collect and maintain performance data.

To run quick reports

  1. On the Reporting tab, in the left pane, expand Performance, and then click Quick Report.
  2. Under Quick Report, in Device Family, select the type of device for which you want to generate a quick report. The NetScaler device family includes NetScaler Gateway and NetScaler VPX device types.
  3. In Device Name, select the IP address of the device for which you want to generate a quick report.
  4. In Group, select the counter group. Depending on the type of group you select, the options in Counter change, and the availability of the Type and Instance fields may vary. Provide the appropriate information as needed.
    Note: If you want to view only those counters with non-zero values, select the Exclude zero values check box.
  5. In Period, select the time interval for which you want to view the specified counter. If you select Custom, select the Start Date and End Date.
    Note: The values specified in Period are displayed only in the top chart. By default, two other charts are plotted for hourly and daily average data for the counters selected in the previous steps. These two other charts are plotted for a time duration of three months and one year, respectively. You can change the duration using the Settings option on the View Graph page.
  6. Click View Graph. On the View Graph page, you can perform additional tasks, such as customizing graph series, changing the scale, modifying the report settings, exporting data to your local system, and refreshing the report. For more information, click Help on the View Graph page.