Chapter 5. Data Warehouse and Reports

5.1. Overview of Configuring Data Warehouse and Reports

The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager includes a comprehensive management history database, which can be utilized by any application to extract a range of information at the data center, cluster, and host levels. Installing Data Warehouse creates the ovirt_engine_history database, to which the Manager is configured to log information for reporting purposes. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Reports functionality is also available as an optional component. Reports provides a customized implementation of JasperServer and JasperReports, an open source reporting tool capable of being embedded in Java-based applications. It produces reports that can be built and accessed via a web user interface, and then rendered to screen, printed, or exported to a variety of formats including PDF, Excel, CSV, Word, RTF, Flash, ODT and ODS. The Data Warehouse and Reports components are optional, and must be installed and configured in addition to the Manager setup.
Before proceeding with Data Warehouse and Reports installation you must first have installed and configured the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. The Reports functionality depends on the presence of the Data Warehouse; Data Warehouse must be installed and configured before Reports.
It is recommended that you set the system time zone for all machines in your Data Warehouse/Reports deployment to UTC. This ensures that data collection is not interrupted by variations in your local time zone: for example, a change from summer time to winter time.
To calculate an estimate of the space and resources the ovirt_engine_history database will use, use the RHEV Manager History Database Size Calculator tool. The estimate is based on the number of entities and the length of time you have chosen to retain the history records.