Product Documentation

Create a Search Query

Oct 16, 2015

Using the Search tab, you can construct queries based on object types, folders, and attributes such as name, description, tags, HA status or restart priority, and power state.

To create a new search query

  1. On the Search tab, click New Search.
  2. Under Search for, select the type of resource or combination of resources you want to search for. In addition to the resource types such as servers, VMs, and storage repositories, this list also contains some common combinations of resource types, as well as options to search all resources.

    To define your own search category, click Custom and select the resource types you want to search for.

    The search is applied as soon as you select an option under Search for, and the results are displayed immediately in the bottom half of the Search tab.

  3. Click Save to save the search query.
  4. Type a title for your search query in the Name box.
  5. Click on the Location list to choose the server where the search query metadata will be saved, and select a server.
  6. Click Save.

Notes:

  • Double-click a search result on the Search tab to display the General tab for that resource.
  • To refine the search further, you can apply filters to the results. For more information, see Filter and Group Search Results. Filters are applied as soon as you select a filter option, and the results will be updated immediately.
  • To quickly place search results into folders, select Organization Views and then Objects by Folder. Perform a search query, select the search results and drag them onto folders in the Resources pane. Note that resources can only be in one folder, so if the resource is already in another folder it will be moved. See Using folders to find out more.
  • To quickly tag search results, select Organization Views and then Objects by Tag. Perform a search query, select the search results and drag them onto tags in the Resources pane. For more information on using tags, see Using tags.