As soon as you create an orchestration plan, you will be able to generate the Plan Definition Report. The report provides an easily shareable view of the following plan details: it will show all VM groups, plan steps and parameters defined by the plan.
This document is ideal for auditors and managers, and can be used to obtain a sign-off from application owners who need to verify plan configuration.
By default, VAO will run the Plan Definition Report automatically, daily at 7:00 AM. You can also generate the report on demand:
- Log in to the VAO UI as a VAO Administrator or Plan Author. For details, see Accessing VAO UI.
- Navigate to Orchestration Plans.
- Select a plan.
- From the View Reports menu, select Update Definition Report.
Right-click the plan and select Update Definition Report from the drop-down menu.
The Update Definition Report link will be unavailable in case the plan is being edited.
To access the report for an orchestration plan:
- On the Orchestration Plans page, select the plan.
- From the Reports menu, select Plan Definition.
The Reports page will be displayed. The Show Plan Definition reports option will be automatically enabled to display the available Plan Definition Report for the plan.
- Click the plan name to download and open the Plan Definition Report.
The Plan Definition Report will use the custom template created earlier. After the template pages, the plan definition will be appended. The definition will display a plan overview, summary of VM groups included in the plan, with drill-down hyperlinks to individual VMs and specific steps that will run during the recovery process.
The Plan Change Log section will show plan configuration edits. It allows you to track who changed plan settings, when and what was changed.
To include less details in the report output, you can specify more granular report settings as described in section Configuring Report Options.