You can search for objects using various criteria throughout the NSX-T inventory.

About this task

The search results are sorted by relevance and you can filter these results based on your search query.


If you have special characters in your search query that also function as operators, then you must add a leading backslash. The characters that function as operators are: +, -, =, &&, ||, <, >, !, (, ), {, }, [, ], ^, '', ~, ?, :, /, \.


  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 search pattern for an object or object type.


    Search Query

    Objects with Logical as the name or property


    Exact logical switch name


    Names with special characters such as, !


    Ten object types appear in the search results. Each object type has the top five results.

  4. In the search results window, click the link View ... Results at the bottom of the window to open the advanced search pane where you can refine the search.
  5. Specify one or more criteria to refine your search.
    • Resource Type

    • Name

    • Description

    • Creation Time

    • Modified Time

    • Created by

    • Modified by

    • Tags