You can search for objects using various criteria.

About this task

The following criteria are available for searching:

  • Resource Type

  • Name

  • Description

  • Creation Time

  • Modified Time

  • Created by

  • Modified by

  • Tags


  1. From your browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Click the magnifying-glass icon in the upper-right corner of the main window pane.
  3. Enter a regular expression search pattern for an object or object type.

    The search pattern is anchored by default, meaning that the start of string anchor ^ and the end of string anchor $ are assumed. Do not use these anchors in the search pattern. For example, if you want to search for resources that start with 'Logical', the search pattern can be Logical.*. If you want to search for resources that end with 'Switch', the search pattern can be .*Switch.

  4. In the window showing the results, click the link View ... results at the bottom of the window to open the search pane where you can refine the search.
  5. Specify one or more criteria to refine the search.