Product Documentation

Using Custom Fields

Nov 20, 2012

Custom fields allow you to add structured information to your resources which you can then use to help you find and manage them more effectively.

For example, you could identify all hosts with their physical location, for instance, or label the cost center and applications running on all of your virtual machines. You simply add a custom field to a server, VM or any other resource in the pool, then give it a value. You can then use custom field values when building search queries.

Custom fields are shared at the pool level. Setting a custom field of any resource in a pool makes it available to all other resources in the pool, on the General tab and in the Custom Fields tab of the resource's Properties dialog box.

To create a new custom field

  1. Select any resource and open its Properties window by clicking Properties on General tab.
  2. On the Custom Fields tab in the Properties window, click Edit Custom Fields.
  3. Click Add, enter the field name and select the field type, then click OK.

To assign a value to a custom field on a resource

  1. Select the resource and open its Properties window by clicking Properties on General tab.
  2. On the Custom Fields tab in the Properties window, enter the value of the custom field(s).
  3. Click OK.
Any custom fields that are set for a resource are shown on the General tab for the resource.

To delete a custom field

  1. Select any resource and open its Properties window by clicking Properties on General tab.
  2. On the Custom Fields tab in the Properties window, click Edit Custom Fields.
  3. Select the custom field in the list and then click Delete.