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Reports

Reports groups together properties for reports that are generated directly from the FortiNAC database and the integration with Analytics which is an external reporting package.

Option

Definition

Analytics

Configures the connection between the FortiNAC server and the Analytics server. This connection allows an agent on the FortiNAC server to push data for reporting to an external server based on a user-defined schedule.

Local seporting

Use Local Reporting to set record limits for reports to prevent the server from being overloaded.

Analytics

Use analytics to configure the connection between the FortiNAC server and the cloud reporting Analytics server. This connection allows an agent on the FortiNAC server to push data for reporting to an external server based on a user-defined schedule. The schedule is set in the Analytics reporting software.

  1. Click System > Settings.
  2. Expand the Reports folder.
  3. Select Analytics from the tree.
  4. Use the Settings table below to enter the connection settings for the Analytics server.
  5. Click Save Settings.
Settings

Field

Definition

Activation Key

Key that activates the license for FortiNAC Analytics. When the license is activated, the agent on the FortiNAC server can begin sending data to the FortiNAC Analytics database.

See Generate An Activation Key below for instructions on creating a key.

Server

FQDN of the server where your FortiNAC Analytics database resides. Default = analytics.bradfordnetworks.com

Generate an activation key

  1. On the FortiNAC Analytics server, log into the User Interface as Administrator.
  2. Click the Manage > Manage Client on the menu bar.
  3. Select the appropriate client from the list and click Edit.
  4. On the Manage Clients view, click Generate under Access Key.
  5. A license key is generated and displayed.
  6. Highlight the text and copy it to the Activation Key field in FortiNAC under System > Settings > Reports > Analytics.
  7. Click Save Settings.

Local reporting

Use local reporting to set record limits for reports to prevent the server from being overloaded.

  1. Click System > Settings.
  2. Expand the Reports folder.
  3. Select Local Reporting from the tree.
  4. Modify the record limits as needed.
  5. Click Save Settings.
Settings

Field

Definition

Preview Report Record Limit

Number of database records displayed in report preview window.

Default = 10,000

Scheduled Report
Record Limit

Number of database records displayed in a scheduled report.

Default = 10,000

Remove reports older than

The number of days after which reports stored in the /home/cm/reports directory on your system are purged.

Remove old reports when report directory exceeds

All reports in the /home/cm/reports directory are purged when the size of the directory exceeds this value.

Reports

Reports groups together properties for reports that are generated directly from the FortiNAC database and the integration with Analytics which is an external reporting package.

Option

Definition

Analytics

Configures the connection between the FortiNAC server and the Analytics server. This connection allows an agent on the FortiNAC server to push data for reporting to an external server based on a user-defined schedule.

Local seporting

Use Local Reporting to set record limits for reports to prevent the server from being overloaded.

Analytics

Use analytics to configure the connection between the FortiNAC server and the cloud reporting Analytics server. This connection allows an agent on the FortiNAC server to push data for reporting to an external server based on a user-defined schedule. The schedule is set in the Analytics reporting software.

  1. Click System > Settings.
  2. Expand the Reports folder.
  3. Select Analytics from the tree.
  4. Use the Settings table below to enter the connection settings for the Analytics server.
  5. Click Save Settings.
Settings

Field

Definition

Activation Key

Key that activates the license for FortiNAC Analytics. When the license is activated, the agent on the FortiNAC server can begin sending data to the FortiNAC Analytics database.

See Generate An Activation Key below for instructions on creating a key.

Server

FQDN of the server where your FortiNAC Analytics database resides. Default = analytics.bradfordnetworks.com

Generate an activation key

  1. On the FortiNAC Analytics server, log into the User Interface as Administrator.
  2. Click the Manage > Manage Client on the menu bar.
  3. Select the appropriate client from the list and click Edit.
  4. On the Manage Clients view, click Generate under Access Key.
  5. A license key is generated and displayed.
  6. Highlight the text and copy it to the Activation Key field in FortiNAC under System > Settings > Reports > Analytics.
  7. Click Save Settings.

Local reporting

Use local reporting to set record limits for reports to prevent the server from being overloaded.

  1. Click System > Settings.
  2. Expand the Reports folder.
  3. Select Local Reporting from the tree.
  4. Modify the record limits as needed.
  5. Click Save Settings.
Settings

Field

Definition

Preview Report Record Limit

Number of database records displayed in report preview window.

Default = 10,000

Scheduled Report
Record Limit

Number of database records displayed in a scheduled report.

Default = 10,000

Remove reports older than

The number of days after which reports stored in the /home/cm/reports directory on your system are purged.

Remove old reports when report directory exceeds

All reports in the /home/cm/reports directory are purged when the size of the directory exceeds this value.