With Advanced Path Search, you can add more filters in your path search.


  1. On the VMware Aria Operations for Networks home page, click Network Map.
  2. In the Network Map page, click Paths.
  3. In the Source and Destination text boxes, enter an entity query or IP address that you want to search. In general, you can use any query in the Source and Destination text boxes. For sample queries, see Search Queries for Entities.
    Searches can match multiple entities, so that you can search for paths between a set of sources and a set of destinations.
    • Powered off VMs are not supported while performing a path search on the Network Map page. If you manually enter a powered off VM name in the Source or Destination field, path search will display the Unknown Source or Unknown Destination error message.
    • You cannot use a Cisco Nexus 2000 series fabric extender devices as a source or a destination as this device cannot generate or consume traffic.
  4. (Optional) To find the paths that traverse certain intermediate entities, click Add a Hop.
    You can add multiple hops.
  5. To add more option in your path search, click the Advanced Options check box and provide the required information.
    Option Action
    Packet Headers at Source Select one of the following:
    • Source Port: Source transport port.
    • Destination Port: Destination transport port.
    • Protocol: Transport protocol.
    Path Type Select one of the following:
    • Primary: To see the primary paths.
    • Backup: To see the backup paths.
    • All: To see all available types of paths.
    Path Direction Select one of the following:
    • Forward: To see paths only in the forward direction.
    • Bidirectional: To see the full round-trip path from source to destination and back.
    Path Status Select one of the following:
    • All: To see both reachable and blocked paths.
    • Reachable: To see paths for which packets reach the destination.
    • Blocked: To see paths for which packets are blocked before reaching the destination. For example, because they are dropped by a firewall, dropped at a routing black hole, or are caught in a loop.
  6. Click SHOW PATHS.