Product Documentation

The Resources Pane

Oct 16, 2015

The Resources pane displays details about the managed resources - servers, pools, VMs, and storage. You can view your resources by their physical location or by properties such as folders, tags, or custom fields. The view in the Resources pane depends on the button you click in the Navigation pane. Refer to the table in the following section for information about various buttons in the Navigation pane.

You can do a simple text search on resource names by typing a word or a phrase in the Search box, located above the Resources pane. Matching resources are displayed as you type. To remove the query and view all your resources again, click the x button at the right of the Search box.

You can also apply a previously saved search query to the Resources pane. XenCenter includes several useful saved searches that allow you to search by network, operating system, power state, vApp membership, and XenServer Tools status. You can also create and add your own custom searches to this list at any time; see Create a Search Query and Saved searches for more information. To apply a saved search to the contents of the Resources pane, click Saved Searches in the Navigation pane and select a search query from the list.

The following table lists various options available in the Navigation pane.

Navigation button Description
Infrastructure Displays resources by their physical location, that is, by the host or pool to which they belong
Objects Displays resources by categories such as, pools, servers, VMs, templates, etc.
Organization Views Displays resources by folders, tags, custom fields, or by vApps
Saved Searches Displays resources by the selected search criteria
Notifications Displays the Notifications view which is a one-stop shop for alerts, updates, and events

For detailed information about the navigation buttons, see The Navigation Pane.