Centralized reporting options for the VMware vSphere web client

The VMware vSphere web client makes it easy for you to monitor the health of your VMs and get more detailed information about data protection jobs.

Dashboard

The VMware vSphere web client Dashboard gives you a first glance into the status of your data protection jobs (backup, restore, and mount) and your VM protection status.

You can also request more detailed reports about data protection jobs by clicking any portion of a pie chart in the Dashboard. The report you generate from here pertains only to the type and status of the jobs you clicked.

For Backup Reports, you can click the (filter) icon to modify the time range, job status type, resource groups, and policies to be included in the report.

Reports tab

On the VMware vSphere web client Dashboard, the Reports tab offers a more detailed view into data protection jobs. You can run backup reports about all jobs of the selected type, jobs for a specific resource group, jobs for a specific policy, and jobs with a specific status (completed, failed, or warning). You can download reports in HTML or CSV format.

The Reports tab retains the report selection from the last time you viewed a report.

Attention: On the Reports tab, you can access backup reports only. You can access all report types by clicking a pie chart on the Dashboard.
Note: For backup jobs, the numbers in the Status tab for backup jobs might not match the numbers in the Reports tab. The Status tab lists all completed backup jobs. In contrast, the Reports tab includes only backup jobs that are still available.

For example, the Status tab might display a total of 142 successfully completed primary and secondary backup jobs during a selected time range. However, when you click the green successful portion of the graph, which jumps you to the Reports tab, the report might display only 20 successful backup jobs. This occurs because the retention settings in your backup policies caused some of the backup jobs to be deleted.