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2.2.3 Creating a custom report using the Web interface - scenario 2
Using the Web interface, create a new report named my-disks-report-web that shows the
following information about disks on your system storages: filer name, disk size, shelf, bay,
and used space (in GB format). After created, run it for a specific group and then test sorting
After logging on to the Operations Manager Web interface and choosing the Custom Reports
window (see 2.2.1, “Accessing and understanding Custom Report window” on page 16 for
details), perform the following tasks:
1. Fill out the fields as below:
a. Name: my-disks-report-web.
b. Web Display Name: my disks report web.
c. Description: My Second Web Custom Report.
d. Base Catalog: Select Disk.
e. Display Tab: Select Appliances.
2. Make sure that Disk is selected in the Related Catalogs field.
3. Based on the following lists, choose the fields in the Choose from available fields form. For
each field, fill out the appropriate name in the Enter field name field and click Add. For the
Disk Size and Used Space fields, select GB as the field format. After completing steps a
through d you should see something similar to Figure 2-19.
a. Disk Size: Replace the name with Size and select GB for the field format.
b. Disk Shelf: Replace the name with Shelf.
c. Disk Bay: Replace the name with Bay.
d. Disk Used Space: Replace the name with Used Space and select GB for field format.
Figure 2-19 my-disks-report-web creation
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4. Change the selection to the Filer catalog in the Related Catalogs list. Then look for the
field Filer name on Choose from available fields list, select it, and click Add.
5. The Filer Name field is added to the final of the list by default. We want in on the top. To do
this, select the field on the Reported Fields list and click the button Move Up until the field
is on the top of the list. Check Figure 2-20 and see how the fields should be organized
Figure 2-20 my-disks-report-web - ready to be created
6. Click Create. You should receive the message shown in Figure 2-21.
Figure 2-21 my-disks-report-web successfully created
7. Confirm that it appears on the report list on the bottom of the Custom Reports window, as
in Figure 2-22.
Figure 2-22 my-disks-report-web successfully added to the custom report list
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8. Click the my disks report web link in the Web Display Name column, as in Figure 2-23.
Figure 2-23 Running my disks report web
9. The report will be applied for the Global group, and in this case is displayed in several
pages once the system storages contain many disks. You can navigate through the report
pages by selecting a number or clicking the forward/back buttons. Also, you can change
the visualization to a single page by clicking Show All. These options are highlighted in
Figure 2-24.
Figure 2-24 my disks report web visualization

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