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jamf_sam
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Jamf Pro has built-in dashboards, but many admins want the flexibility of Business Intelligence (BI) or reporting tools. JNUC 2019 introduced integrations with some of the most popular tools. We have been hard at work creating resources to help you get the most out of your data, and now we want to see your dashboard!

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Integrating Jamf with Splunk

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jphillips
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We looked into Spelunk but couldn't get the cost approved (being a school district), so I decided to make my own Apple TV app that does a more basic data pull
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colorenz
Contributor

@bejohnson Hi, can you share you Dashboard as a Template?

nnewport
New Contributor III

@jphillips do you have a copy of the app that we can use and modify for our needs? We too are a school district with limited budgets, but none of us really have any experience making Apple TV apps.

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pete_c
Contributor II

Does anyone have any examples they could share showing changes over time? I've been asked to deliver reporting on traditional 'patch Tuesday' type uptake, ie how many users have run a patching script over a period of time, or how many devices are not on their current OS build. Thanks!

user-OypcHspeIk
New Contributor

We recently started to pull logs from Jamf Pro using API as per Slunk App add-on, but those logs are just one huge mess.

For example extension_attributes have arbitrary field names are not constant:

computer.extension_attribute.extension_attribute.extension_attribute.extension_attribute.multi_value

and

computer.extension_attributes.extension_attribute.extension_attribute.extension_attribute.extension_attribute.extension_attribute.extension_attribute.multi_value

Some fields names have over 20 repeated "extension_attribute". This applies to all the field names and they have varied length of repeated nested object names.

On top of this many of the entries are multivalue which means you have to mvzip and then expand them in order to do any meaningful stats on them.

Then there seem to be quite a few truncated entries that are missing end tags like:

Normal one:

<extension_attribute> <id>22</id> <name>Cososys Launch Daemon Loaded</name> <type>String</type> <multi_value>false</multi_value> <value>Yes</value> </extension_attribute>

Missing tags:

<extension_attribute> <id>126</id> <name>Installation Date </extension_attribute>

So my question is what are we doing incorrectly as I don't see many people mentioning these issues and they have dashboard panels showing data which is literally impossible with the current data we have in splunk coming through via API.

Any help would be much appreciated.

wdrain01
New Contributor II

These are some great dashboard ideas shared. Here is one I have created and we are using using Power BI.

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colorenz
Contributor

Can you Share it as Template? @wdrain01

jdjohnso
New Contributor II

I did a talk today at JNUC 2021 on building dashboards in Power BI. Thanks to you all for sharing your dashboards and giving me inspiration on how to start on mine. I've got my slides out on https://github.com/technotica/PowerBI for anyone that wants to take a look at how I made them and tips and tricks on using Power BI with the Jamf Pro connector. 

I haven't found a way to export a template (.pbit) of my dashboards for mass consumption.  The main issues are that when I make a .pbit file it wants to retain my Jamf server information and it also retains queries specific to my Jamf environment, namely Extension Attributes.  Manually editing the pbit file is possible to share would be possible, but would require the person using it to do some manual editing too. It is all pretty sketchy. 

 

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Hey great talk and great sildes. I'm currently trying to recreate your dashboard but failing with the enrolled in 30 Day and Checkin in 30Days Elements? Do you have a tip for the measures?

 

Best Regards

 

Colorenz

jdjohnso
New Contributor II

You don't need a measure to do this, what seems intimidating at first glance actually isn't too bad to implement :). It does require that you have your dates properly formatted, so take a look at my talk or slides on how to do that.

  1. Search for 'id' in the Fields category.
  2. Under Computers query, click and drag the id to the visualization page.
    1. Under the Visualizations column, click on the drop arrow for id and select Count
    2. Change the visualization to Card
    3. This will give you the entire count of Macs in your Jamf Pro environment.
  3. Search for 'last' in the Fields category
  4. Click and drag the computerDetails.last_contact_time into the Filters pane on top of the 'Add Data Fields Here'
  5. Change the filter type from Basic Filtering to Relative Date.
  6. Set the 'is in the last' to however many days you want.
  7. Click Apply filter.

Now this card will be filtered on the relative date. Keep in mind if your data hasn't been refreshed in a while this number will not be accurate. 

 

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Oh that was to simple for me😂. Thank you...

Have you found a way to activate the autoupdate for the reports on the web?

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wdrain01
New Contributor II
Hi Colorenz

Just setup a Power BI gateway server. Once done you will be able to automate the data refresh of Jamf datasource

Here's the link to download Power BI gateway server and instructions
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/connect-data/service-gateway-onprem

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jeremyb
New Contributor III

Here is our PowerBI view, inspired by all your dashboards. I would like to make a graph of the deployment of Monterey over time, but I feel like it's another level. Might be easier with Splunk.

cybertunnel
New Contributor II

To achieve that, I would recommend possibly doing a webhook which calls on a function or application that then writes to a database and then pull from there. An example might be: Smart Group named "Monterey" then a webhook that is called when "Membership changes". This webhook calls on a Power Automate flow which only runs if a machine is added to the group. This automation will write to a Sharepoint List with the date and the serial number. You can then pull that list and make a relationship on the Serial Number between the Computers data and the Monterey Serial data.

Habib-Rahman
New Contributor II

Hi Guys, looking at some of the cool stuff you have here I wanted to reach out and find out has anyone done anything with google data studios am trying to do the same dashboard reporting as you guys but haven’t found a way of getting the data over to Data studio to create these any help or tips would be very appreciated. Thank you  

oliver
New Contributor II
New Contributor II

A simple "csv" data upload might be a good place to start. Jamf Pro can export Computer or Mobile Device information via the Advanced Search feature and you can upload those to Data Studio as a Data Source.