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An Availability Report in SCOM can be useful if you wish to examine the downtime for a particular object when checking the data shown in Squared Up matches that shown in SCOM. For comparing data between Squared Up and SCOM it's best to run a Service Level Tracking Summary Report. If you've already run a Service Level Tracking Summary report and want more information on an objects downtime, this is how to run an Availability report.
1. First check the details of the SLA plugin in Squared Up.
Next we will configure the 'Availability Report' in SCOM:
2. In SCOM go to Monitoring.
3. Browse to or search for the Distributed Application, group or computer you are interested in. For example, I will click on 'Microsoft Windows Server' then 'Microsoft Server State' then click on Server9. Alternatively you can use the search:
4. Click Availability under 'Report Task' on the right hand pane.
5. First we will choose either daily or hourly Data Aggregation. Squared Up uses hourly data by default as long as it is available for the whole reporting Timeframe, otherwise it uses daily data. If your Squared Up SLA plugin is configured with a Timeframe of 12 hours or 24 hours it will be using hourly data aggregation. For Timeframes over 2 days (i.e. 7 days, 30 days, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months) Squared Up will be using daily data aggregation.
If Timeframe > 2 days Squared Up uses Daily aggregated data.
|Squared Up Timeframe||Data Aggregation|
In my example my Squared Up SLA plugin is using a Timeframe of 30 days so this is using daily data, so I will change my SCOM Availability Report from hourly to daily data aggregation.
6. Next we need to set the time period. For my 30 day Timeframe I can select Advanced in the From dropdown, and then change it from 'no offset' to 'minus' 30 days.
7. Select the Down Time options you require. Check these match the down time specified in the SLO you are using in Squared Up see How to check the configuration of an SLO
8. Click Run to display the Availability Report.
You can click the 'Show or hide parameter area' button to view and edit the details: