For products: Webtrends Log Analyzer Advanced 8.0x Webtrends Reporting Center 6.0x
Last modified: 1/1/2011
Introduction: Webtrends can analyze the log files of the following media servers:
To configure a streaming media profile, follow the steps below: 1. Click the New button on the left menu. The Add New Profile dialogue opens.
2. The first window allows the choice of Web Server or Streaming Media Server. For streaming media analysis select Streaming Media Server.
3. Click Next and the Site Configuration dialogue opens.
4. Specify your site configuration by selecting either My web site is on one physical machine or My web site is on multiple physical machines.
5. Click Next and the General dialogue opens.
6. In the Name text field enter a name for the profile. This name also serves as a default profile title in the generated report.
7. You may specify the amount of log data to be analyzed. Select an option in the Analyze Logfile(s. field.
8. Check the box under Time Zone if you wish to override the GMT offset when processing reports.
9. In the Profile File Name text field, enter your preference.
10. Under Admin Only Settings you have options to enable the archiving feature and to disable the profile.
11. Click Next to access the Log Data Sources dialogue.
12. Click Next to access either the Log Data Sources dialogue or the List of Servers dialogue. The dialogue accessed is dependent upon which option was selected in step 9.
13. Log Data Sources - This configuration is new with the release of version 6.0. Click the Log Data Sources button to select the log data sources containing the log files to be analyzed by this profile. Log data sources are an easy way to group a set of log files in a single definition that multiple profiles can reference. This is helpful when the location of the log files change. Instead of having to edit all of the profiles using the log files, you just edit the log data source and all of the associated profiles pick up the new information.
14. List of Servers - Under Server name(s) the following options are available. (This functionality does require additional server add-on licensing.)
Add - Set up a new server for this analysis. If you selected Add, the New Cluster Server dialogue opens. Enter the Server name, and select the Log Data Source to be used for this profile. Click OK to close the dialogue.
Edit - To change the log file path or other server settings, select a server from the list, and click Edit.
Delete - To remove a server from the analysis, select it and click Delete.
15. Click Next to access the Home dialogue.
16. Enter your Home Page File Names. Separate multiple entries with a space. Most of the common home page file names have already been defined.
17. In the Web Site URL field, enter the domain name for your web site.
18. If your web site requires authentication, enter your Username and Password.
19. Click Next to access the Summary dialogue.
20. Review to ensure that all configuration to this point is accurate.
21. You may proceed to configure Advanced Settings, or if you have completed the basic configuration of the profile you may click Finish. If you click Finish, you will return to the Admin Console and your new profile will appear under Profile Name. If you select Advanced Settings proceed to the next step.
22. After clicking Advanced Settings, the next dialogue will provide a series of tabs. You do not have to configure each tab, but most will be described below. Notice that all dialogues previously configured are included in the tabs (i.e. General, Home, Profile Access, etc.). These tabs will not be described below.
23. Advanced Features. These features should be configured before the profile. Select which advanced features you wish to apply to this profile.
URL Parameter Analysis
URL Search and Replace
24. Campaigns. Select which Campaigns features you wish to apply to this profile.
25. Custom Reports. Select which Custom Reports definitions you wish to apply to this profile.
26. Filters. Choose from Hit and Visit filters.
27. Internet Resolution.
Use the Internet Resolution tab to define the method of IP resolution that you want to use. Resolving IP addresses is the process of translating numeric IP addresses into more usable domain names. It is most efficient for the web server to resolve IP addresses at the time that the log file is created, but if necessary, Webtrends can perform the lookup at the time the report is created.
28. Company Location Resolution.
This option only appears if Webtrends GeoTrends is installed. If you want to include company and demographic information in your reports, select this check box. If this check box is not selected, your reports will contain limited company and demographic information. Note: To install GeoTrends, from the Help menu on the AdminConsole, select Product Links GeoTrends Information. To save the GeoTrends database requires about 650 MB of disk space.
29. Limit Memory Usage.
To help Webtrends run more efficiently, reduce the amount of memory required by limiting the size of the following tables: Visitor Tracking, Top Domain Names, Top Documents, and Top Forms. If a category limit is set to 10 (which is 10,000 because the Number of Elements is in thousands), then Webtrends will track the first 10,000 items for that category. After the first 10,000 items have been put into the internal table, no new items will be added. However, activity for items already in the table will continue to be tracked. To limit memory usage follow these steps. Verify that the No Limit check box for any category to be limited is cleared. Type the limiting number in the corresponding Number Of Elements In Thousands text boxes.
Use the post-processing feature to run a file immediately after an analysis. To configure Post-Processing follow these steps. Select the Post-Processing check box. For Application, browse or type the path to the application you want to run. For Working Folder, type the path name to the working directory. Type any command line parameters you want to use. Click the Help button to view some possible command line parameter options. If you wish to consider Application Return Codes, follow these steps. Select the Check Return Code(s) radio button. In the Return Code(s) text box type your setting. Click Add. Repeat these steps for each code added. Select the appropriate radio button to designate whether these codes indicate success or failure. The designation applies to all listed codes. It is not possible to mix success and failure codes. If you want the post-process command to run, even if there were problems with the analysis, select the Run Always check box.
To run a file immediately prior to a scheduled analysis, use the pre-processing feature. You can configure Webtrends so that it does not run the scheduled analysis if the pre-processing command fails. To use pre-processing follow these steps. Select the Pre-processing check box. For Application, browse or type the path to the application you want to run. For Working Folder, type the path name to the working directory. Type any command line parameters you want to use. Click the Help button to view some possible command line parameter options. If you wish to consider Application Return Codes, follow these steps. Select the Check Return Code(s) radio button. In the Return Code(s) text box type your setting. Click Add. Repeat these steps for each code added. Select the appropriate radio button to designate whether these codes indicate success or failure. The designation applies to all listed codes. It is not possible to mix success and failure codes.
32. Profile Access.
As an Administrator, you have access to all profiles. Use this dialogue box to define any additional users who can use this profile. To configure User Access follow these steps. Users Who Have Access. This list displays the users who can access this profile and use it according to their access rights. Remove a user from this list by selecting the user and clicking the > button. Add a user to the list by selecting a user in the Users Without Access list and clicking the <button.
Users Without Access.
This list displays all the defined users who do not have access to this profile. Enable Reports Generated By This Profile To Be Viewed Anonymously By The General Public. Select this check box to allow public users to view this report. For this feature to work, the Allow All Reports Enabled For Public Access check box in the Configure User Access And Privileges dialogue box must be selected. (To access the Configure User Access And Privileges dialogue box, click User Access from the Administration menu at the top of the AdminConsole.)
33. Report Header. Use this dialogue to specify a title and description for the report. You may include up to two hyperlinked logos. The items appear at the top left of your HTML-based report header. To configure the report header follow these steps. Specify the Report Title. By default, the profile name is used. Enter a Report Description. This field provides additional information about the report, such as the audience or purpose of the report.
34. Report Templates.
Use this dialogue to specify the templates available through the Report Template drop-down list in the Webtrends Desktop. Report Templates define the colors, fonts, and content used in a report. Similar to Advanced Features, the templates should be configured prior to the profile configuration.
Use this dialogue to specify which reports to maintain for this profile and how long to maintain those reports. Each time the profile is run, Webtrends updates each of the selected reports. Report data is stored until the report is completed. To optimize disk space and memory, select only the reports that you need. To configure Reports follow these steps. Report Types include these calendar ranges.
Yearly Quarterly Monthly Weekly Daily
If you run a large number of reports, you might want to limit the number of reports that are saved. Using the Reports To Store option, you can select the number of reports saved for each interval. When a new report is added, the oldest report is deleted so that the limit is maintained. Note: When determining how many reports to store, consider how much disk space you want to devote to reports and how long you want to save them. A report using the Complete Summary template as it was installed needs 1 MB. Maximum Number Of Elements Available In Report Tables (1-99999.) Type the maximum number of elements that you want queried for each table.
36. Scheduler. These options specify when and how often the reports are updated. To configure the Scheduler follow these steps. Enter the Initial Start Time. Select the Frequency from the drop-down menu. Select the Priority.
37. Visitor History.
Use Visitor History to capture data for visitor segmentation analysis. Visitor History enables you to define the segment of your visitors that most interest you. For example, you might want to know information about your most valuable customers. Use this information to help drive customers to your site.
38. Once you have configured all dialogs that apply to this profile, click Finish.
39. A message will indicate that the server is being contacted. Once this process has finished, click OK.