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Reporting on MOVEit automation activities

 

MOVEit Automation provides a simple but powerful user interface for defining business workflows that anyone on your IT team can use. With MOVEit Automation you can automate tasks like pushing and pulling files to/from any FTP server based on events or schedule, manipulating/transforming file content, managing files for transfer, storage or deletion.

By ingesting MOVEit Automation data into Splunk Enterprise, you can access dashboards to view performance information and asset overviews in the MOVEit Automation instance.

Prerequisites

Support for Splunk Cloud Platform is in the roadmap.

How to use Splunk software for this use case

If you need guidance on building dashboards in Splunk Enterprise, see About dashboards.

The MOVEit App provides a variety of dashboards based on the following key indicators that help MOVEit users have end-to-end visibility about MOVEit Automation activities.

Overview of assets

  • Tasks
    • Total tasks
    • Enabled tasks
    • Disabled tasks
    • Unscheduled tasks
    • Incomplete tasks
  • Hosts
    • Total hosts
    • Assigned hosts
    • Unassigned hosts
  • Keys
    • Expired/About to expire
    • PGP keys
    • SSH keys
    • SSL certs

Based on these key indicators, here is what a sample Overview dashboard might look like.

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Task runs

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  • Count of task runs
    • Successful with/without file transfer
    • Failed
  • File activities
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    • Count of file activities
      • Successful
      • Failed

Based on these key indicators, here is what a sample Task Runs dashboard might look like.

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If you select a specific task from Task Runs dashboard, you will be directed to a single-task dashboard that includes the following information about the task:

  • Task Name, Task ID
  • Status – color coded (With Transfers - green, Failures- red, No Transfers- grey)
  • Status code (resultant code of the task run)
  • Started by (Scheduled or if a user, with the users name)
  • Node
  • Duration (in Seconds), Total Bytes sent, Files sent
  • Run ID (Unique incremental ID for each run)
  • Start time, End time

Here is what a sample Single Task dashboard might look like.

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Next steps

These additional Splunk resources might help you understand and implement these recommendations:

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