Documentation forNetwork Configuration Manager

Import and export policy report definitions

If you have multiple Orion servers, you can share policy report definitions between them. You can also share policy report definitions on THWACK.

Share policy reports between Orion servers

You can export a policy report definition as an XML file, and then import it to another Orion server. The exported file also includes the underlying policy and rule definitions.

Export a policy report definition as a file

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Compliance.
  2. Click Manage Policy Reports.
  3. Select a report, and click Export as File.

    The XML file is saved in your \Downloads directory. The file name is based on the report name.

Import a policy report definition

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Compliance.
  2. Click Manage Policy Reports.
  3. Click Import.
  4. Click Choose File, and select a policy report previously exported as a file.
  5. Click Submit.

    The policy report and underlying policies and rules are created on the Orion server. By default, the policy report is not assigned to a folder. You can edit the report to assign it to a folder.

Share policy report definitions with the THWACK community

You can share your policy report definitions with other NCM users by exporting them to THWACK, and you can import policy report definitions created by other NCM users.

Export a policy report definition to THWACK

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Compliance.
  2. Click Manage Policy Reports.
  3. Select a report, and click Export to THWACK.
  4. If prompted, enter your THWACK user name and password, and click Log In.

Import a policy report definition from THWACK

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Compliance.
  2. Click Manage Policy Reports.
  3. Click the Shared on THWACK tab.
  4. Locate the policy report definition you need:
    • Use the Search box to search for a string in the policy report definition name.
    • Click a tag in the left pane to filter the list.
    • Click the policy report definition name to display its description.
  5. Select a policy report definition and click Import.
  6. If prompted, enter your THWACK user name and password, and click Log In.

    The report and the associated rules and policies are copied to your Orion server.