Product Documentation

Create a Search Query

Oct 09, 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.

  • Double-click a search result on the Search tab display the General tab for that resource.
  • Quickly place search results into folders by selecting them and dragging them onto folders in the Resources pane (Folder View). Resources can only be in one folder, so if the resource is already in another folder it is moved. See Using folders to find out more.
  • Quickly tag search results by selecting them and dragging them onto tags in the Resources pane (Folder View). For more information on using tags, see Using tags.

To create a new search query

  1. On the Search tab, click Search Options and then click Custom 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 shown immediately in the bottom half of the Search tab.

To refine the search further, you can apply filters to the results. See Filter and Group Search Results. Any filters are applied as soon as you select a filter option here, and the results are updated immediately.

To save a search query

  1. On the Search tab, click Search Options and then click Save Current Search.
  2. Enter the title of your search query in the Name box.
  3. To choose the server where the search query metadata will be saved, click on the Location list and select a server.
  4. Click Save.