6.0 Reporting

When the Novell Sentinel Log Manager page is loaded for the first time, all the report definitions in the system are loaded and displayed in the left pane of the page.

Sentinel Log Manager is prepackaged with a variety of Jasper reports, some of which are general and some of which are device-specific (For example, SUSE Linux). Some of the reports are flexible to allow users to specify the columns to be displayed in the results. These reports use a Lucene-based query language.

Users can run, schedule, and e-mail PDF reports. They can also run any report as a search and then interact with the results as they would any search, such as refining the search or performing an action on the results. For more information, see Section 5.0, Searching.

You can also run reports on Sentinel Log Manager servers which are distributed across different geographic location. For more information, see Section 7.0, Searching and Reporting Events in a Distributed Environment.

All report results are depend on the data viewing permissions associated with the user's role.

The following sections describe the reporting feature of Novell Sentinel Log Manager: