Network Searches

Searching your network with CA Spectrum is a fundamental network management task. As an operator, you can run predefined searches using the Locater tab to identify specific models or groups of models on your network. You can choose from several categories of search criteria when performing a search. For example, not only can you search for network assets, but you can also search for configuration items, such as schedules. You can determine which schedules are in effect and can determine the models to which a schedule is applied.
Some predefined searches that are available from the Locater tab include the following objects:
  • All Devices
  • Devices, By IP Address
  • All Application Models
  • All SNMPv3 Devices
  • All Schedules
If you are operating in a Distributed SpectroSERVER (DSS) environment, some searches require you to select the landscapes to include in your search using the landscape selection dialog.
For more information, see the .
Search Your Network
You can run predefined searches of your network from the Locater tab.
Follow these steps:
  1. Click the Locater tab in the Navigation panel.
  2. Find the search that you want to run in the Locater tab and do 
     of the following actions:
    • Double-click the search.
    • Select the search and click Launch.png (Launch the selected search).
    If no further information is required, the search runs and the results are displayed in the Results tab. If more information is required, the Search dialog opens.
  3. Take 
    of the following steps: 
    • Type the value you want to search for.
    • Select the value that you want to search for from the drop-down list:
    The value that you want to search for is now listed in the Search dialog.
  4. (Optional) Select the Ignore Case check box for a search that is not case-sensitive.
  5. (Optional) Click the List button to search for multiple values for a single attribute.
  6. Click OK.
    The search runs. The results are displayed in the Results tab of the Contents panel.
    When the search results exceeds a pre-defined number of models, a relevant dialog box stating:
    "There are <number> models to be displayed. This may take time. Would you like to proceed?"
    This pre-defined threshold is configurable by modifying
    parameter value in
    OneClick Server
    and restart OneClick Server.
Search for Multiple Values for a Single Attribute
You can specify a list of values to search on using the List button in the Search dialog after executing a search.
The List button is not available for regular expression searches or for 'negative' searches, such as Does Not Contain, Does Not Start With, Does Not End With, Not Equal To.
Follow these steps:
  1. Run the desired search for which you want to enter a list of values.
    The Search dialog opens.
  2. Click List.
    The List of Values dialog opens.
  3. Do 
    of the following actions:
    • Type the values that you want to search for in the List of Values dialog.
    • Click Import, select the file that contains the values you want to search for, and click Open.
    The values that you enter are logically OR'ed together. For example, if you enter "router 1, router 2, router 3", the search returns "router 1 OR router 2 OR router 3."
    The values that you are searching for are displayed in the List of Values dialog.
  4. (Optional) Select the Ignore Case check box.
    The search is now case-insensitive.
  5. Select one of the following characters from the Delimiter drop-down list, depending on which delimiter you are using to separate each value in the list:
    • <new line>
    • <space>
    • ,
    • ;
  6. Click OK.
    The List of Values dialog closes.
  7. Click OK
    The search runs and results are displayed in the Results tab in the Contents panel.
About OneClick Quick Device Search
OneClick allows you to directly find a device model without going to the Locater Search. Enter the full IP address of the device in the device search bar of the OneClick console. You can also find a device by its redundant IP addresses, if that device has
Redundancy Preferred Addresses
. To find a device by its full name or a string, uncheck the "by IP Address" check box and enter the full name or a string.
The following image shows how the device search bar looks like:
OneClick Quick Device Search
Searching by a String
A search result that includes a list of all devices containing the matching string in their names is displayed. The search result includes device name, IP address, and the device landscape.
When you double-click the required device from the search result, the device is highlighted in the navigation panel.
Searching by Full Device Name or IP Address
The exact device is highlighted in the navigation panel. In a DSS environment when the device exists in multiple landscapes, you get the search result with the same information.
Select the device belonging to the required landscape.
In both cases, alarms and other information of the device are displayed in the Contents and Component Detail pane.
: Ensure to enter a valid IP address when you find by IP address. Only a valid IPv4 address enables the search.