Generating and Managing Workload Balancing Reports

This topic provides basic instructions for using Workload reports, including how to generate, navigate in, print, and export reports.

To generate a Workload Balancing report

  1. In the Resources pane of XenCenter, select your-resource-pool.
  2. From the Pool menu, select View Workload Reports.


    You can also display the Workload Reports screen from the WLB tab by clicking the Reports button.

  3. From the Workload Reports screen, select a report from the left pane.
  4. Select the Start Date and the End Date for the reporting period. Depending on the report you select, you might have to specify other parameters such as Host, User, and Object.
  5. Click Run Report. The report displays in the report window.

To navigate in a Workload Balancing report

After generating a report, you can use the toolbar buttons in the report to navigate and perform certain tasks. To display the name of a toolbar button, pause your mouse over the toolbar icon.

Report Toolbar Buttons:

Document Map icon. Document Map. Displays a document map that helps you navigate through long reports.
Forward and Back Arrows Page Forward/Back. Moves one page ahead or back in the report.
Back arrow Back to Parent Report. Returns to the parent report when working with drill-through reports. Note: This button is only available in drill-through reports, such as the Pool Health report.
The Stop Rendering icon - a white cross on a red circle. Stop Rendering. Stops the report generation.
Print icon Print. Prints a report and specify general printing options, such as the printer, the number of pages, and the number of copies.
Print layout icon Print Layout. Displays a preview of the report before you print it. To exit Print Layout, select the Print Layout button again.
Page setup icon Page Setup. Specifies printing options such as the paper size, page orientation, and margins.
Export icon Export. Exports the report as an Acrobat (.pdf) file or as an Excel file with an .xls extension.
Find tool - a picture of a search bar. Find. Searches for a word in a report, such as the name of a virtual machine.

To print a Workload Balancing report

Before you can print a report, you must first generate it.

  1. (Optional.) To preview the printed document, select Print Layout.

    Print layout icon

  2. (Optional.) To change the paper size/source, page orientation, or margins, select Page Setup.

    Page setup icon

  3. Click Print.

    The Print icon

To export a Workload Balancing report

You can export a report in Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats.

Export icon

After generating the report, select Export and select one of the following:

  • Excel
  • Acrobat (.pdf) file


The amount of data included when you export a report might differ depending on the export format. Reports exported to Excel include all the data available for the report, including “drilldown” data. Whereas reports displayed in XenCenter or exported as .pdf only contain the data that you selected when you generated the report.

Generating and Managing Workload Balancing Reports