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Reports ship with a wide range of reports that are arranged and listed in different categories. You can view the reports by category or title, review the report properties, and create your own list of favorite reports.
Use report categories to select the type of reports you want to work with standard reports or your own custom reports. Each option in the Category list displays the reports assigned to that category. To view a list of reports by category, click the Settings tab and then click the Category drop-down menu to select a report category. The report grid displays all reports for your selected category.
Standard Reports ship with the SolarWinds system and supported by SolarWinds technical support. Most standard reports capture specific event data that occurs during a particular period.
Industry Reports support the compliance and auditing needs of certain industries (such as financial services and healthcare) and the accountability requirements of publicly-traded companies. See Manage report categories for more information.
Custom Reports displays custom reports you or SolarWinds created to meet a specific need.
Favorite Reports displays the standard, industry, and custom reports you use most often. You can add and remove reports to this category as needed.
Standard and custom reports are essentially the same report. The only difference is that custom reports are undocumented and created specifically by you or for you.
While SolarWinds supports any custom reports they make for your company, SolarWinds does not support any custom reports that you make yourself.
Click a report title and begin entering your report name.
The console highlights the first report that matches your text. For example, if you click Standard Reports and type
Event, the system highlights Event Summary, which is the first matching report title.
In the reports grid, select a report and click Report Properties. A dialog box displays with information about your report.
You can access frequently-used reports by adding them to the Favorite Reports list. This list can include both standard and custom reports.
Each authorized Reports console user can set up a list of favorite reports. Each list is unique to the user logged in to the console.
A Console user is determined by the user's Windows account. If two users on the same computer log into the same account, they will share a list of favorites.
Right-click the report and select Add Report to Favorites.
The Reports console copies the report to your Favorite Reports list.