Advanced search techniques

Multiple search techniques can be used to search for data or objects in your monitored environment.

Wildcard search

You can perform multiple character wildcard search using the * character. For example, applic*n would return application.

Phrases used in search

A phrase is a group of words surrounded by double quotation marks; for example, "PAW VNX LUN 5". You can use double quotes to search for documents that contain spaces in their names or attributes.

Boolean Operators

Using Boolean operators, you can combine multiple terms to form a more complex query.

OR
  • The OR operator is the default conjunction operator.

    If there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used.

  • The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exists in a document.

    For example, "storage OR netapp" searches for documents that contain either "storage" or "netapp".

  • High scores are given to documents that match most of the terms.
AND
You can use the AND operator to find documents in which both the search terms exist in a single document. For example, "aurora AND netapp" searches for documents that contain both "storage" and "netapp".

You can use the symbol && instead of the word AND.

NOT
When you use the NOT operator, all the documents that contain the term after NOT are excluded from the search results. For example, "storage NOT netapp" searches for documents that contains only "storage" and not "netapp".

You can use the symbol ! instead of the word NOT.

Prefix and suffix search

Search using indexed terms

Searches that match more of the indexed terms result in higher scores.

The search string is split into separate search terms by space. For example, the search string "storage aurora netapp" is split into three keywords: "storage", "aurora", and "netapp". The search is performed using all three terms. The documents that match most of these terms will have the highest score. The more information you provide, the better are the search results. For example, you can search for a storage by its name and mode.

The UI displays the search results across categories, with the three top results per category. If you did not find a document that you were expecting, you can include more terms in the search string to improve the search results.

The following table provides a list of indexed terms that can be added to the search string.

Category Indexed terms
Storage
  • "storage"
  • name
  • vendor
  • model
StoragePool
  • "storagepool"
  • name
  • name of the storage
  • IP addresses of the storage
  • serial number of the storage
  • storage vendor
  • storage model
  • names for all associated internal volumes
  • names for all associated disks
Internal Volume
  • "internalvolume"
  • name
  • name of the storage
  • IP addresses of the storage
  • serial number of the storage
  • storage vendor
  • storage model
  • name of the storage pool
  • names of all associated shares
  • names of all associated applications and business entities
Volume
  • "volume"
  • name
  • label
  • names of all internal volumes
  • name of the storage pool
  • name of the storage
  • IP addresses of the storage
  • serial number of the storage
  • storage vendor
  • storage model
Storage Node
  • "storagenode"
  • name
  • name of the storage
  • IP addresses of the storage
  • serialnumber of the storage
  • storage vendor
  • storage model
Host
  • "host"
  • name
  • IP addresses
  • names of all associated applications and business entities
Datastore
  • "datastore"
  • name
  • virtual center IP
  • names of all volumes
  • names of all internal volumes
Virtual Machines
  • "virtualmachine"
  • name
  • DNS name
  • IP addresses
  • name of the host
  • IP addresses of the host
  • names of all datastores
  • names of all associated applications and business entities
Switches (regular and NPV)
  • "switch"
  • IP address
  • wwn
  • name
  • serial number
  • model
  • domain ID
  • name of the fabric
  • wwn of the fabric
Application
  • "application"
  • name
  • tenant
  • line of business
  • business unit
  • project
Tape
  • "tape"
  • IP address
  • name
  • serial number
  • vendor
Port
  • "port"
  • wwn
  • name
Fabric
  • "fabric"
  • wwn
  • name