Use this page to enable or disable reporting-only mode for this NAM Server and to manage the list of reporting data servers for this NAM Server.
Applies to NAM 2019+
Set the Enable reporting-only mode switch to the On position to put this NAM Server in reporting-only mode.
Starting with NAM 2019, you can put a NAM Server in reporting-only mode. In this mode, the NAM Server does not receive and process data from NAM Probes. Instead, you point the reporting-only NAM Server to one or more other NAM Servers (which are not in reporting only mode). The other NAM Servers receive and process NAM Probe data. The reporting-only NAM Server receives DMI data from the other NAM Servers and then renders and serves reports based on the DMI data from the other NAM Servers.
- You want to experiment with reports and you need real data, but you do not want to interfere with reports existing in your environment. Adding a reporting-only server enables this without having to set up a whole new environment for your experiments.
- Your NAM Probes are remote (behind firewalls, etc.) and your NAM Server is local. In this case, it may be easier to establish a connection from your local NAM Server to another NAM Server than to connect to multiple NAM Probes.
- If standard cluster-powered load balancing is not enough, you could consider using a reporting-only NAM Server. Say you have three NAM Servers (A, B, and C) all receiving and processing data from NAM Probes and serving reports based on that data. In this configuration, you find that you need to share the processing load.
- Set NAM Server A to reporting-only mode and configure it to receive DMI data from NAM Servers B and C. Switching on reporting-only mode removes all assigned data streams (NAM Probes) from the configuration of NAM Server A, but you don't need them because this NAM Server will instead get DMI data from NAM Servers B and C and use that DMI data to render and serve reports. In reporting-only mode, that's NAM Server A's only job.
- NAM Servers B and C, which are not in reporting-only mode, work as usual: they receive and process data from NAM Probes and they can still serve reports as usual. In this configuration, however, we let NAM Servers B and C focus on receiving and processing data from NAM Probes and let NAM Server A handle all the reporting.
Enabling reporting-only mode on a NAM Server
In the NAM Console, open Deployment > Manage devices.
In the list of devices, select Open configuration for the NAM Server you want to configure.
Select the Reporting server configuration tab.
Set the Reporting-only mode switch to the On position.Note
When you set a NAM Server to reporting-only mode, the current data stream is discarded: all data sources (NAM Probes) are removed from the table displayed on the Data stream tab. A NAM Server in reporting-only mode does not use NAM Probes for data sources; it gets DMI data from other NAM Servers and uses that data to render and serve reports.
In the Reporting data servers table, specify the other NAM Servers from which this NAM Server will receive DMI data.
Use the Add, Modify, and Delete buttons to manage this list. For each NAM Server you add, you need to specify:
- Server name or IP address
- Server label
- TCP port (default: 443)
- Protocol (default: HTTPS)
- Authentication type (default: Internal authentication)
Save and publish your configuration changes.
The reporting-only NAM Server will now render and serve reports based on DMI data it receives from the other NAM Servers you identified. It will not receive or process NAM Probe data.
Disabling reporting-only mode on a NAM Server
- In the NAM Console, open Deployment > Manage devices.
- In the list of devices, select Open configuration for the NAM Server you want to configure.
- Select the Reporting server configuration tab.
- Set the Reporting-only mode switch to the Off position.
If you want this NAM Server to begin processing NAM Probe data, you now need to click the Data stream tab and identify the NAM Probes from which it will receive data. Any data stream that was configured previously (before this server was set for reporting-only mode) was discarded when reporting-only mode was switched on.
Reporting-only mode in farms
Reporting-only mode has the following rules concerning report server farm configurations:
- You cannot mix reporting-only modes in one cluster: every NAM Server in a farm cluster must have reporting-only mode turned on, or they must have reporting-only mode turned off. You can't have both modes in the same cluster.
- The NAM Servers in reporting-only mode must be in the primary cluster. You cannot have reporting-only NAM Servers in a node cluster.
Reporting data servers
In the NAM Console, open Deployment ► Manage devices, select Open configuration for a NAM Server, and then select Report data servers
Use this page to specify report servers to be used as data sources on the DMI screen.
The screen presents a list of the currently defined DMI data sources.
To add a new data source
- Click Add.
- Enter the server IP address or DNS name, the TCP port, and a label.
The label is the name under which the server will appear as a data source in DMI and on reports.
- Specify the user name and user login password necessary for accessing the NAM Server server.
After you define and save a working connection to the reporting server, the new data source is available in the DMI screen accessed on the through Tools ► DMI ► New report.
To modify or delete an existing entry
- Select the row for that entry.
- Click Modify or Delete.
Note: You cannot modify or delete report servers that work in a farm.