cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

SVM Multi Partition Reporting Tool

Moderator Moderator
Moderator
4 2 712

SVM Multi Partition Reporting Tool
Version 1.0 (download)report-tool-2.JPG

We’ve heard from several customers that it would be nice to have consolidated reports when dealing with multiple SVM partitions or accounts. By design, partitions are distinct instances, so sharing data between partitions or accounts is clearly a sensitive capability. We’ve sought specific feedback for several months to understand just what kinds of reports would be of value, but such detail is not easy to obtain. To help address an important customer need and to better solicit actionable feedback on what reports would be of particular value, we are making this simple tool available today.

To summarize, it works like this: You provide access to multiple accounts/partitions and it will pull data from each and aggregate the results into a single spreadsheet. In this initial version, we are offering the ability to create a Product Report or a Host Report which you can then manipulate in Excel.

  • Specify the location of your SVM server (the online URL is filled in by default, but you may specify differently if you have an on-prem instance) and enter the username and password for a partition/account you’d like to include.
  • Enter the name of the Smart Group you’d like to include (All Hosts and All Products are specified by default, but you can choose another by entering the desired Smart Group names).
  • Click “Add Account to List” and repeat the steps above for any additional partition accounts you’d like to include.
  • When you have identified from which accounts you’d like to collect data, click Get Hosts or Get Products as desired.
  • The data will be downloaded and if installed, Excel will be launched once download is complete.

You can right click on a listed account to remove it and also save the list so it is faster to re-run the report in the future. Just right-click and choose Load List to bring back what was last saved using the Save List menu item. This is also beneficial if you'd like to automate this from the command line for scheduling purposes. The following command line options are supported for this use case:

-q 1 will run the Product Report

-q 2 will run the Host Report

-q 3 will run both the Product and Host Reports

Although not its primary purpose, this tool can also be used to generate reports within a single partition (from a single account or multiple accounts) which has potential value if you'd like to combine data from multiple Smart Groups.  

Is something missing? What kind of reports will you create? We’d love your feedback in the SVM forum to help us understand just what data is of interest when it comes to your need for reports that span multiple partitions or accounts.

https://resources.flexera.com/tools/SVM/SVMReportingTool.exe

Tags (1)
2 Comments
Flexera beginner

Thank you for this. I only have a single partition but this is immensely helpful. What would really be beneficial for our firm is a report that pulls from the Insecure Products Group and, in addition to listing the product, also lists the hosts that have the insecure products installed.

Again, I think this is a great tool and will definitely be using it regularly.

Active participant

Hi,

I have tried it.  Just it might help customers with more then one account in the cloud.

 

Just the solution we've asked is still not possible. I can filter now by dedicated host smart group + product smart group.

 

But then you end up with either Get products or get hosts csv files. We wanted to see all devices within Host Smart Group e. g. Win10 devices only and show then the unsecure software for this host smart group of the product smart group.

 

This is still not possible.

 

Regards

Lukas

Director, Product Management Charlotte, NC
Latest Articles