The idea is not just to provide a good search engine, but also a complete solution for managing all your XenServer infrastructure. Ideally:
- less clicks to see or make what you want
- find a subset of interesting object
- make bulk actions on all results found
- sort your result for more pertinent insight
Pro Tip: the URL of Xen Orchestra contains the search string, eg
home?s=power_state%3Arunning+. You can share those URL to your colleagues to share your search!
We recorded some filters in the dropdown "Filters":
You can also use other filters here:
If you want to record your filter, just click on "Save" icon
After giving a name to your filter, you can find it in the dropdown filter menu.
Just go in your user zone (bottom of main left menu):
There, you can edit or remove any filter/search your created!
In this user zone, you can set a default filter (preset filters or your own).
Pro Tip: this is saved in your user preference. It means that you can connect anywhere on any browser, you'll find your preference.
A filter allows you to search through a collection of objects which have multiple properties and may even contains other nested objects.
Simply write the string, if it contains special characters just surround it with quotes:
"string with special characters like whitespaces"
The search is recursive, case insensitive and non-anchored (i.e. matches if the pattern is contained in a string).
Write the property name, followed by a colon
: and a subfilter:
Prefix your filter with an exclamation mark
Simply write filter's terms side by side:
Parentheses can be used to group terms together:
| followed by a group of terms:
This one is less common but can be used to check whether a property has a truthy value (
true, non-empty string or non-zero number).
Postfix the name of a property by an question mark
No documentation on this side either, but you can see all objects and their properties using
Take a look at the documentation :)
For the Xen Tools status:
xenTools?: whether the tools are installed
xenTools:"up to date": whether they are installed and up to date