I am trying to report on protection policies backup and replication schedules and retention. Is there an easy way of doing this? I have tried dfpm command and operations manager report but not able to get what I want. There is a command "dfpm policy schedule" but it only works for application policies. I am using version 220.127.116.1164 (5.0.1). Would appreciate any help. Thanks
Unfortunately there is no canned report or catalog with this details. The easiest way to get this is via script using the dfpm policy schedule and connection cli.
Can you give me a temple report on what and how you want the report to be ? Is it just based on
Each realtionship ?
Each Dataset ?
Each Protection Policy ?
If you can send us a simple report with column names and value that you are expecting then we can quickly get you a script plugin to generate this report. The same can later be scheduled, emailed and exported in various forms as well.
Thank you for script. For some reason I keep getting following error message when scheduled from dfm. I installed ActivePerl and path variable for perl exist in system environment variable. I can also manually browse to .pl script. Any idea?
PM_Extractor.zip is a script plugin which needs to be installed via the Operations Manager. The detailed installation procedure for the same has been mentioned in the ReadMe.doc file inside the archive. Posting it again here for your convenience:
Operations Manager (Ops-Mgr) can be reached by via your browser by typing http://< DFM Server IP Address>:8080/dfm/
In your Ops-Mgr Go to Control Center => Management => Scripts
You will get to the “Scripts” Page. Where you will find two options.
Select the option “Path to ZIP file on your computer:” and point it to the zip file(PM_Extractor.zip).Then click the button “Add “ you will get to the “Scripts - Confirm Adding a Script” page and press “Add” again.
Now you have successfully added the script to the script plug-in infrastructure of Ops-Mgr.
To assign a schedule, if you wish to run this periodically then follows the steps below.
In the “Scripts” page you will find under the scripts heading “PM_Extractor”
Click on the like which will take you to “Script - Script Details” page. In that click on the link
Named “none” against schedules.
Which will take you to “Scripts - Add a Schedule”
Give a name to the schedule, select the group, for which you want this to be run,
The schedule type namely “Hourly, Daily, Weekly”
Finally say “Add schedule”. Now you have successfully added a schedule to the script.
Once the Perl script has been executed on the DFM server, the information is collated into a CSV file named, ‘ScriptOutput.csv’. The output file can be located on the DFM Server in the following location:
Sorry, I should have been clearer. It is when the script is added into Operations Manager as a script that the problem occurs. Adding, scheduling and executing the script works fine. A jobs folder is created and a <job>.out file created when the job runs as scheduled.
The message previously mentioned is what the <job>.out file contains. Needless to say, a ScriptOutput.csv file is not created.
When I bypass Operations Manager and run the perl script manually in a cmd window, I can get it to work.
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