How reports work in SAM
Reports provide a bridge between detailed views (which provide point-in-time information) and alerts (which tell you there is a problem). Reports can contain detailed, current state information, or they can contain historical data.
You can run an ad-hoc report, or schedule reports to be sent to you automatically, as a PDF, a web page, or email. For example, use a schedule when you want to receive the Asset Inventory report every Monday morning.
SolarWinds recommends that you identify who needs to receive performance or status reports, and how often they should receive them.
Reports populate when you:
- Discover your servers and applications in SAM
- Add discovered servers and applications to SAM
- There is enough data to include in the report. Depending on the polling interval and data type, some reports do not populate immediately. For example, it takes two weeks for baseline reports to populate.
SolarWinds provides predefined reports for each SolarWinds Platform module. Click Reports > All Reports to see the available predefined reports.
On the All Reports page, click a report to view it.
You can create your own custom reports by either editing an existing report or creating a report from scratch. Reports can combine any number or type of SolarWinds Platform widgets, including charts, tables, and gauges. You can customize the size of the report, the layout, and add a logo and a footer.