3.2 Extra Metrics


What


We learned in the 3.1 section how to build our own custom panels.  "Extra Metrics" is an independently built tool to automate creation of a few reporting elements for us without doing it manually.  This solution is NOT directly supported by FileWave, but you may find it useful in your environment.

When/Why

"Extra Metrics" gives data on applications, and generally on patch status of your devices.  The patch status elements are hard-coded, but the application versions panels are driven by dynamic reports that you can tweak to fit your needs.  All information for installation and upgrade of this solution is found here: https://pypi.org/project/filewave-extra-metrics/#description

How

In this example, we have Extra Metrics installed, and are adding a new report to view Firefox information on macOS devices.