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You can request reports for one or more jobs from the dashboard.

The Reports tab contains information on the jobs that are selected on the Jobs page in the Dashboard. If no jobs are selected, the Reports tab is blank.

Steps
  1. In the left Navigator pane of the vSphere web client, click Dashboard, select a vCenter Server, and then click the Reports tab.

  2. For Backup Reports, you can do the following:

    1. Modify the report

      Click the Error: Missing Graphic Image filter icon to modify the time range, job status type, resource groups, and policies to be included in the report.

    2. Generate a detailed report

      Double-click any job to generate a detailed report for that job.

  3. Optional: On the Reports tab, click Download and select the format (HTML or CSV).

    You can also click the Error: Missing Graphic Image download icon to download plug-in logs.

Types of reports from the VMware vSphere Web Client

The VMware vSphere web client for SnapCenter provides customizable report options that provide you with details about your data protection jobs and plug-in resource status. The types of reports are listed in the following table.

Backup schedules are executed in the time zone in which the SnapCenter VMware plug-in is deployed. vCenter reports data in the time zone in which the vCenter is located. Therefore, if the SnapCenter VMware plug-in and the vCenter are in different time zones, data in the VMware vSphere web client Dashboard might not be the same as the data in the reports.

The Dashboard displays information on migrated backups only after backups are performed after the migration.

Report type Description

Backup Report

Displays overview data about backup jobs. Click a section/status on the graphic to see a list of jobs with that status on the Reports tab.
For each job, the report lists the job ID, corresponding resource group, backup policy, start time and duration, status, and job details which includes the job name (Snapshot copy name) if the job completed, and any warning or error messages.
You can download the Report table in HTML or CSV format. You can also download the Job Monitor job logs for all the jobs (not just the jobs in the report).
Deleted backups are not included in the report.

Mount Report

Displays overview data about mount jobs. Click a section/status on the graphic to see a list of jobs with that status on the Reports tab.
For each job, the report lists the job ID, job status, job name, and job start and end times. The job name includes the Snapshot copy name.
For example: Mount Backup <snapshot-copy-name>
You can download the Report table in HTML or CSV format.
You can also download the Job Monitor job logs for all the jobs (not just the jobs in the report).

Restore Report

Displays overview status information about restore jobs. Click a section/ status on the graphic to see a list of jobs with that status on the Reports tab.
For each job, the report lists the job ID, job status, job name, and job start and end times. The job name includes the Snapshot copy name. For example: Restore Backup <snapshot-copy-name>
You can download the Report table in HTML or CSV format. You can also download the Job Monitor job logs for all the jobs (not just the jobs in the report).

Last Protection Status of
VMs or Datastores Report

Displays overview information about the protection status, during the configured number of days, for VMs and datastores managed by the SnapCenter VMware plug-in. The default is 7 days; you can modify the value in the properties file. Click a section/status on the on the primary protection chart to see a list of VMs or datastores with that status on the Reports tab.
The VM or Datastores Protection Status Report for protected VMs and datastores displays the names of VMs or datastores that have been backed up during the configured number of days, the latest Snapshot copy name, and the start and end times for the latest backup run.
The VM or Datastores Protection Status Report for unprotected VMs or datastores displays the names of VMs or datastores that do not have any successful backups during the configured number of days.
You can download the Report table in HTML or CSV format. You can also download the Job Monitor job logs for all the jobs (not just the jobs in the report).
This report is refreshed every hour when the plug-in cache is refreshed. Therefore, the report might not display VMs or datastores that were recently backed up.