Setting email notification for deployment data validations - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Address Manager
Version
9.2.0

After scheduling the validation of deployment data, as a best practice, you can add and schedule a report to be notified when the validation is complete.

To add and schedule the deployment data validation report:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on. Select the Administration tab again to ensure you are working with the Administration page.
  2. Under Tracking, click Reporting.
  3. Under Reports, click New.
  4. Under Report Information, set the following options:
    • Select Report Type—select Deployment Data Validations from the drop-down menu.
    • Report Title—enter a title for the report.
    • Report Description—enter a description for the report.
    • Organization—enter the name of an organization or department to associate with the report.
    • Output Format—select an output format for the report. The following formats are available:
      • PDF—Adobe Acrobat PDF file. When generated, the report opens in a new browser window where you can use the Adobe Acrobat Reader save function to save the file to your workstation.
      • HTML—Hypertext Markup Language text file. When generated, the report opens in a new browser window where you can use your browser’s view source function to save the file to your workstation.
      • CSV—Comma Separated Value text file. When generated, you are prompted to open or save the file.
      • XLS—Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file. When generated, you are prompted to open or save the file.
        Note: Address Manager reports generated in the CSV file format will be missing the header. Generate the report in Excel (XLS file) to view the proper formatting.
      • RTF—Rich Text Format text file. When generated, you are prompted to open or save the file.
  5. Under Parameters, set the following parameter:
    • Select Configuration—select the configuration you are working on from the drop-down list.
  6. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  7. Click Add to add the report and return to the Reporting page.
  8. Under Report Schedules, click New.
  9. Under General, enter a descriptive name.
  10. Under Schedule Settings, set the time and frequency for the schedule:
    • Start Time—specify the time at which the scheduled report is generated and being sent via email and select AM or PM.
    • Start Date—specify a date on which a scheduled report will be sent. The format should be DD MMM YYYY (for example, type 10 MAR 2012 for March 10 2012). Alternatively you can click the calendar button to select a date.
      Note: The time and date is based on the Address Manager server time zone, schedule a report accordingly.
    • Frequency—select Once to generate and send the scheduled report just once at the specified time and date. Select Every, enter a value in the text field, and select a time interval from the drop-down list to send the scheduled report at a regular interval.
    • Enable—by default, this option is pre-selected to activate the scheduled report. You can un-check this option to deactivate. You can also un-check the option when editing.
  11. Under Reports, select the report that you have already created from the Reports to Schedule drop-down list and click Add to add it on the e-mailing list.
  12. Under Email, select one or more users to whom you wish to send the reports from the Recipients drop-down list and click Add to add them on the e-mailing list.
    Note:
    • An administrative user can't be selected.
    • If no user is selected, the report schedule will be created for all users.
    • Report scheduling can only be performed by an Administrative user.
    • Subject—enter a subject to be used in the email.
    • Body—add comments regarding the report being sent, or any other comments that you wish to communicate to the users.
  13. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  14. Click Add.