The Search feature enables you to quickly retrieve details about a system using its name or common system attributes. The search field only allows the following characters to be entered: letters, numbers, tilde, dash, period, underscore, apostrophe, and space. Click [Go] to search for the indicated system.
The Search results displays a list of systems in the database whose names closely resemble the target name. This list of system names is hyperlinked. Clicking a name in the list displays the System Page for that system.
If no systems in the database resemble the target system, the Search results indicate that no entries meet the criteria.
To access the Advanced Search page, click the Advanced Search hyperlink in the Search section.
You can create a system, event, or cluster search by selecting various options in the search type selection box at the top of the Advanced Search page. Then you can specify the criteria to be used in the search. If you make selections in a particular box, the values offered in the subsequent selection boxes are updated as appropriate. The result of running a search is a list. The criteria selected can also be saved as a list, so the search can be run again at a later date. The saved lists are stored in the folder menus under the System Lists region as System Lists or Event Lists.
Some search criteria require hierarchical displays. Examples of hierarchical criteria are Operating System, Event type, and Software/Firmware. For a complete list, refer to Searching for Systems and Events - System Criteria Rules.
In these cases, the comparison selection box is replaced by a selection box containing the appropriate English for that particular tree level. The most complex of these cases is the Software/Firmware criteria. When Software/Firmware is selected, a series of search criteria are added below in a tree format:
In this case, as selections are made in the higher level selection boxes, the available selections in lower level boxes update.
When you click [Save As], the Save List section displays. Enter a name for the search in the Name field and select where to save it. Refer to Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters - Saving Lists for more information.
When you click [Search now], the results of the search displays below the search frame in the system list page. This functionality enables you to preview the results of the search before saving it or to run a search without saving it.