The features of simple search are as follows:

  • Entity Types

    • Example: VM, Host, VLAN, VXLAN, and so on

    • Some pre-defined types can be used to search for multiple related entity types.

      • Example: L2 Network represents VLAN, VXLAN, and Native L2 networks.

    • Auto-complete can be used to explore entity types and other prop

  • Event Types

    • Example: MTU Mismatch Event, Membership Change Event, and so on

    • Problems or Changes can be used as keywords to search for all problems or change events


      Show all the VMs

      VM 'vm1'

      Show VM with name 'vm1'

      L2 Networks

      Show all L2 networks (VLAN, VXLAN, Native)


      Show all problem events

      MTU Mismatch Events

      Show all MTU Mismatch Events

  • Configuration properties

    • To find entities matching a configuration property value

      • Example: <Name>, <IP Address>, <IP Address 1 - IP Address 2>, and so on

      • Different types of properties: String, Numeric, IP, Range, Reference, and so on

      • Reference is used to represent data center as a graph. So VM has a reference to Host, Cluster and so on

  • Metric properties

    • To find all entities with an applicable metric

      • Example: CPU Usage Rate, Network Usage Rate, and so on

  • Planning

    • This can be used to plan the security of the data center by analyzing the flows

    • Example: Plan Security Group 'SG_All', Plan Host 'Host-1', and so on

    • "Plan Security" can be used to plan security of the entire data center.

  • Path

    • This can be used to show the path between two VMs or the path from VM to Internet

      • VM ‘dev1’ to VM ‘db1’

      • VM ‘dev2’ to Internet


Auto-complete can be used to explore more entity types and properties.