In VMware Aria Operations, the schedule of a report is the time and recurrence of report generation. To generate a report on a selected date, time, and recurrence, you create a schedule for the report template. You set the email options to send the generated report to your team.

The date range for the generated report is based on the time when the report is generated and not on the time when you schedule the report or when VMware Aria Operations places the report in the queue.

Note: Only users created in VMware Aria Operations can add and edit report schedules.
Note: You can alternatively schedule a report from Visualize > Reports > Manage > Report Templates. Continue from Step 4 below.



  1. From the left menu, click Environment > Object Browser.
  2. From the Object Browser panel, navigate to the object.
  3. Click the Reports tab and then click Report Templates.
  4. Select the relevant report template from the list.
  5. Click the vertical ellipsis and select Schedule.
  6. Select an object and click Next.
    This step is only applicable if you Schedule a report from Visualize > Reports > Manage > Report Templates tab > Vertical Ellipsis > Schedule.
  7. Select the time zone, date, hour, and minutes (in the range of 0, 15, 30, and 45 minutes) to start the report generation.
    VMware Aria Operations generates the scheduled reports in sequential order. Generating a report can take several hours. This process might delay the start time of a report when the previous report takes an extended period of time.
  8. From the Recurrence drop-down menu, select one of the following options for report generation:
    Option Description
    Daily You can set the periodicity in days. For example, you can set report generation to every two days.
    Weekly You can set the periodicity in weeks. For example, you can set report generation to every two weeks on Monday.
    Monthly You can set the periodicity in months.
  9. Select the Email report check box to send an email with the generated report.
    Email a generated report to a predefined email group or to a network shared location. For more information about how to set up and configure the email options, see Add a Standard Email Plug-In for VMware Aria Operations Outbound Alerts.
    1. In the Email addresses text box, enter the email addresses that must receive the report. You can also add email addresses in the CC list and BCC list.
    2. Select an outbound rule.
    An email is sent according to this schedule every time a report is generated.
  10. Save a generated report to an external location.
    For more information about how to configure an external location, see Add a Network Share Plug-In for VMware Aria Operations Reports
  11. You can add a relative path to upload the report to a predefined sub folder of the Network Share Root folder. For example, to upload the report to the share host C:/documents/uploadedReports/SubFolder1, in the Relative Path text box, enter SubFolder1. To upload the report to the Network Share Root folder, leave the Relative Path text box empty.

What to do next

Editing a Report Schedule

To edit the schedule of a report, click the link in the Schedules column against the report template from the Report Templates tab, and then from the Scheduled Reports dialog box, click Edit Schedule. You see the Scheduled Reports page.
Table 1. Scheduled Reports Toolbar Options
Options Description
New Schedule You can create a schedule for the report.
Edit Schedule You can edit an existing report schedule.
Delete Schedule You can delete an existing report schedule.
Transport Report Schedule You can assign a new owner for the selected report schedule. You can select a target user from the Transfer Report Schedules dialog box.
Note: You can edit, clone, and delete report templates. Before you do, familiarize yourself with the consequences of these actions. When you edit a report template and delete it, all reports generated from the original and the edited templates are deleted. When you clone a report template, the changes that you make to the clone do not affect the source template. When you delete a report template, all generated reports are also deleted.