Veeam Alert Statistics Report

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    The Veeam Alert Statistics Report analyzes the alerting activity for given filter parameters.

    Description

    The Veeam Alert Statistics Report extends the functionality of the Microsoft Generic Report library by adding the following advanced features:

    • Alerts statistics: the report shows alerts statistics for the selected period in two modes - per-rule/monitor statistics (Alert Statistics mode) and per-object statistics (Troublemakers mode).
    • Two levels of detail: the report offers two levels of detail for every mode.

    The Alert Statistics mode shows per-rule/monitor statistics at the first level and itemizes the statistics by troublemaker at the details level. The Troublemakers mode shows statistics for troublemakers at the first level and itemizes the statistics by rule/monitor at the details level.

    • Comparing two time intervals: the report allows you to compare the alerting activity within two time intervals and investigate the activity trend.
    • Management Pack selection: you can choose specific management packs to analyze the alerting activity of rules and monitors included in these MPs.  

    Parameters

    1st Interval Date/Time Selection: defines a time period for the report with relative or fixed dates.

    Use Second Interval: defines whether the report should analyze alert activity during two time intervals. If the second interval is enabled, the report will compare alert activity for specified time intervals and display the activity trend (whether the number of alerts has increased or decreased).

    2nd Interval Date/Time Selection: defines a time period for the second time interval with relative or fixed dates.

    Note

    The second interval must be set in all cases, regardless of the Use Second Interval value. This is by Microsoft's design; the behavior of report parameter controls cannot be changed.

    Mode: defines the report mode (Alert Statistics or Troublemakers).

    Scope: defines a list of Groups or Objects for which alert statistics should be shown.
    The Add Group option returns a Group and all objects it contains. The Add Object option returns only the selected object.

    Management Packs: defines management packs that include rules/monitors you want to analyze in the report. All MPs are selected by default.

    Sample Usage

    Report on Windows computers that caused alerts. Compare the alert activity for two intervals: from Monday to Friday this week and from Monday to Friday last week.

    Instructions

    1. Open the Veeam Alert Statistics Report.
    2. From the 1st Interval From list, select Previous Week > Monday. From the 1st Interval To list, select Previous Week > Friday.
    3. From the Use Second Interval list, select Yes.
    4. From the 2nd Interval From list, select This Week > Monday. From the 2nd Interval To list, select This Week > Friday.
    5. From the Mode list, select Troublemakers.
    6. In the Scope section, click Add Group. In the Group Name search box, enter windows computers and click Search. Select the All Windows Computers group, click Add and then click OK.
    7. In the Management Packs list, select management packs that contain rules and monitors you want to analyze.
    8. Click Run to view the report.

    Report Output

    Column

    Description

    Top Level

    Top Level Entity

    Name of the object that caused alerts.

    Count #1

    Number of alerts raised for the object for the first time interval.

    % of Total #1

    Alert share for the first time interval (relative to all alerts included into report).

    Count #2

    Number of alerts raised for the object for the second time interval.

    The arrows show if the alert quantity (Count) has decreased (green arrow) or increased (red arrow) during the second interval in comparison with the first interval.

    % of Total #2

    Alert share for the second time interval (relative to all alerts included into report).

    Details Level

    Management Pack

    Management pack from which alerts originate.

    Path

    Path to the object that caused alerts.

    Source

    Name of the object that caused alerts.

    Monitor/Rule

    Name of a monitor or rule that triggered alerts.

    Alert

    Name of the alert.

    Count #1

    Number of times the alert was raised for the first time interval.

    % of Total #1

    Alert share for the first time interval (relative to all alerts triggered for the host and included into the report).

    Count #2

    Number of times the alert was raised for the second time interval.

    The arrows show if the alert quantity (Count) has decreased (green arrow), increased (red arrow) or stayed the same (blue equality symbol) during the second interval in comparison with the first one.

    % of Total #2

    Alert share for the second time interval (relative to all alerts triggered for the host and included into the report).

    You can also click a number in the Count #1 and Count #2 columns of the output table to drill down to the Veeam Alert History Report.