Product Documentation

Filter and Group Search Results

Aug 29, 2014

You can apply filters to a selected search category to further refine the search. The filters that are available are appropriate to the type of resource you are searching for.

For example, when searching for servers, you can filter the results by server name, address (IP address of the server), the pool it's in, and the VMs on it. When searching for virtual disks, you can filter the results using criteria such as whether or not they are shared, and the storage repository where they are located.

To filter your search results

  1. Click on the button immediately below Filters and choose a filter category from the list:

    You can only select filters that are applicable to the resources you are searching for.

  2. If applicable, select an operator, such as Is , contains or Start Time and then enter a value. The filter is applied to the search result as soon as you select an option here, and the results are updated immediately.
  3. To add more filters, click on the filter button immediately below Filters and choose a multi-filter category from the list:

  4. To remove a filter, click on the Remove button on the right of the Search tab.

To group search results

  1. Under Group by , select the grouping options you want to apply from the drop-down list. The grouping is applied as soon as you select an option here, and the results are updated immediately.
  2. To add another grouping category to the search results, click More and then select a group category you want to add.
  3. To remove a grouping, click on the group button and select Remove Grouping.