How to install Collector and Report Pack for Active Roles 7
Active Roles 7 leverages SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) as a platform for managing, generating, and viewing reports. This will detail the installation for each piece separately.
To install the Data Collector: The Active Roles Collector is used to prepare data for reporting, allowing you to configure, schedule, and run data collection jobs. Collector stores report data in a database on SQL Server. For best results, use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or a later version of SQL Server to host the Collector’s database. Follow the steps below to install:
After the Collector wizard has run you will need to deploy the report pack.
To deploy the Report Pack: The Report Pack requires Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Make sure that you have SSRS deployed in your environment. When deploying Report Pack, the Collector wizard prompts you for the address (URL) of the Report Server Web service. You can find this address on the Web Service URL page in the Reporting Services Configuration Manager tool on the server where SSRS is installed.
Configuring the data source is an optional step. If you do not have a database prepared by Collector, you can configure the data source later, after you have deployed the Report Pack. For instructions, see “Working with reports” in the Active Roles Administrator Guide.
5. Click Next and wait while the wizard deploys the Report Pack.
You can create and view Active Roles reports using Report Manager, a Web-based tool included with SSRS. For instructions, see “Generating and viewing a report” in the Active Roles Administrator Guide.
Review the Active Roles Quick Start Guide for system requirements and required permissions on accounts, should it not be an Administrator account.