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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, "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 OR, AND, and NOT, 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, storage 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.

Search is case-insensitive.

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 model.

The UI displays the search results across categories, with the three top results per category. If you did not find an object 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

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

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

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