I'm sure I'm not the only one out there when I say this; the central manager's reporting on how much bandwidth you're saving is pretty much useless! Has anyone tried to print out the reports or even saved it to a PDF without the colors changing and the letters getting squeezed together? And yes I'm using the latest and supposedly improved version 4.1.3a for these reports and graphs. How can you show your boss and your boss's boss the ROI when you can't even read the reports correctly? Having two separate graphs that shows original and optimized traffic is useless. It would be ideally better to represent this as one graph without showing the pass-through traffic at all, because we don't care about pass-through stats only original and optimized!
The next thing is to try to figure out how the WAAS API services works, since you can't pull those magic numbers from the WAE device. Has anyone successfully used the API to generate the graphs that show bandwidth savings on an external web server using something like CACTI? If so, I would greatly appreciate it if someone can send me an example script to get started.