Search and Filter in CA Performance Center

Some deployments scale to millions of managed items. Multiple search features help you locate data for specific items or groups.
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Some deployments scale to millions of managed items. Multiple search features help you locate data for specific items or groups.
To perform a global search, use the search field at the top of any page, which scans all items in the database across all data sources. A global search returns lists of all items in the inventory that match your search, sorted by item type. To perform an inventory page table search, use the search field at the top of an inventory page. Filter the results further in each view for a more custom search.
A more limited search feature is available for table views and does not require a special role right. To filter managed items that appear in a view, type the keyword in the table footer search field. No items from other views or dashboards are displayed.
Use Filters to Narrow a Search
By default, the global and view level search fields let you search for text that is contained in an item string. For example, searching for 'cis' or 'isc' returns "Cisco" as a result. To narrow or broaden your search, add the * (asterisk) wildcard character to the search field. The asterisk is supported in global and view-level searches, and is the only supported wildcard character.
Examples
  • serv*
    -
     
    Returns all rows with entries that start with “serv”.
  • *erver 
    - Returns all rows with entries that end in “erver”.
  • cis*200
     - Returns all rows that start with “cis” and end with “200”. For example, "Cisco_5976_10.92.200.200" is returned, but "Cisco_5976_10.92.200.201" is not.
  • cis*200* 
    - Returns all rows with the following criteria:
    • Starts with "cis"
    • Contains at least one character following 'cis'
    • Contains '200'
    • Ends with any characters
Using asterisks at the beginning and end of the keyword, such as *server*, is equivalent to typing "server" in the search field.
You can add multiple search words to narrow the search. For example, if you search for devices using the search string “server 192.168*”, the search returns all servers on the 192.168.0.0/16 network.
Search for a Managed Item
Search fields for data views let you search for items within selected views. Click a link in the search results to see data views filtered by a selected item.
Follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to a dashboard page.
  2. Enter a search string in the
    Search All
    field, and press Enter. 
    The search results are categorized by item type.
  3. Click one of the items in the list with a type of Server.
    A Server Context page for the selected item opens.