You can use quick filters to find an object or a set of objects in your vSphere Web Client inventory that fit certain criteria.

Quick filters are available in the list views, which appear in the Objects tab of an inventory list and in search results.

For example, you can use the quick filter options for virtual machines to find all virtual machines in your vSphere inventory that are powered on but do not have VMware Tools running.


  1. From the vSphere Web Client, open a list view.
    You can access list views of objects from the Inventory Lists and the search results.
  2. Click Show and hide quick filters (Show quick filters criteria) next to the filter box, and select from the available options.


A list of inventory objects that meet your selection criteria is displayed.

What to do next

To clear the filtered list of vSphere inventory objects, deselect the filter criteria or click Clear next to the filter group name.