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The CAS can be configured to bypass the database and store the user activity details and server statistics separately on disk. You can also use this feature to reduce the database size, if it is acceptable that the user details are only available through the drill downs.

You must enable it to be able to use the List of users (on demand) report.

Before you begin

  • Consider the issues related to database size and complexity. The User Activity Details and Server Statistics on Demand feature is available in PVU and ISP Extended aggregation modes. Be sure that these are appropriate for your monitoring requirements. For more information, see Resolving CAS Database Sizing Issues .

  • Prepare storage, either a directory on a local drive or a network share, for the data files containing the user activity details and server statistics.

Enabling user activity details and server statistics on demand

  1. Open the Central Analysis Server Configuration screen (CAS ► Settings ► CAS configuration).

  2. In the User options section, choose the aggregation mode.
    For more information, see User aggregation options
    .

  3. In the User activity details and server statistics on demand section, enable access to user activity details and server statistics on demand.
    For more information, see User aggregation options .

  4. In the User activity details and server statistics on demand section, set the storage path.

    Type the path of the location to store the user activity details data: either a local path, for example Z:\UserDetails; or a network share, for example \\server\UserDetails.

    When you choose to save the user activity details on a network share, ensure that the Central Analysis Server service is run under a common domain user account and that a common user has read and write permissions for the share.

    When the CAS works in a cluster, the value of the location, together with other server configuration options, is synchronized among all the nodes. If you choose to save the data on a local drive, for example Z:\UserDetails. make sure that such as a resource is available on every node in the cluster.

    Note:

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    Do not use a mapped network drive to store the data files containing the user activity details.
    1. In Administrative Tools, select Services.

    2. Right-click the Central Analysis Server service and open the service's Properties window. Click the Log On tab.

      In the Log on as section, make sure that This account is selected and that the account name and password are correct and have administrative privileges.

      Figure 1. Specifying the Domain Account for the Central Analysis Server Service
      CAS Log on As
    3. Click OK.

    4. Restart the service.

      Right-click the service and select Restart.

  5. Set a storage quota.

    Type the number of days to store the data files of user activity details. Note that when the CAS detects that the storage free space reaches the low level of 10%, it assumes the disk is full and starts to clear the oldest data files to free up the space for the new ones.

  6. Update the configuration.

    Click Update. Every time the settings are updated on this screen, including the first time the application is run, the report server is restarted. When you click Update, the server is restarted and a message appears on the screen. Return to the CAS home page by clicking Continue. The report server restart can take a while, which may prevent you from quickly accessing the home page.

What to do next

After the server is up and running, ensure that the CAS is saving the data in the location you chose for the data file storage.

 

 

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