To search for specific information you need, you can filter reports tables based on storage attributes you select and keywords you enter in the search field.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Select an object in the object navigator.
  3. Click the Monitor tab, and click Storage Reports.
  4. Click Report on  category_of_items and select a category from the list to display information about that category.
  5. Click the search field arrow and select the attributes to include in the search.
  6. Type a keyword into the box and press Enter.


The table is updated based on your search criteria. For example, if you are reviewing reports for datastores in a datacenter, you can display information for only those datastores that have NFS format by selecting the File System Type attribute and entering NFS as a key word. Filtering is persistent for the user session.