Using search

When you have a lot of Skytap resources, search can help you find the resource you need.

Here are some suggestions to more quickly locate the resources you want to find:

  • Type a term into a search box. Skytap finds all of the resources that contain that term.
  • To narrow the results of a search, type multiple terms separated by spaces.

Asset list page with highlighted search field

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Search tips

  • Search terms are not case sensitive.
  • Search is the only way to find an asset with a specific tag.
  • If you’re trying to find a resource that has an operator character in the name, try omitting the operator character from the search string.

    For example, if you’re looking for Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard - Sysprepped, try searching for Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Sysprepped.

  • Avoid using special characters in searches. Some special characters (for example &, #, !, etc.) may return unexpected search results.
  • You can refine your search with operators.

    Operation Syntax Example search Example result
    All terms AND
    +
    windows AND datacenter
    windows + datacenter
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter - Sysprepped
    Windows Server 2012 Datacenter - Sysprepped
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter SP1 64-bit - Sysprepped
    Any terms OR vagrant OR jenkins Jenkins v2.7.2 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop - 64 bit
    Vagrant Box - Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Server (64-bit) Linux
    CentOS 6.4 Desktop with Git, Jenkins Server
    Exclude NOT
    -
    windows NOT server
    windows -server
    Windows 10
    Windows 7
    Windows 3.1
    Exact phrase " " "Windows 10 64-bit - Sysprepped" Windows 10 64-bit - Sysprepped

    Operator words must be uppercase. For example, AND works but and does not work.

Search limitations

A search matches strings, starting from the first character, or from the first character after a space. Skytap can’t search for a partial string from the middle or end of a resource name.

For example, if you need to find a resource named abcd efgh1234, the following search strings return this resource:

Match

  • abcd efgh1234 (full resource name)
  • abc (partial resource name)
  • efgh (partial resource name, after a space character)

Won’t match

  • bcd (search only finds strings from the beginning of a name or after a space character)
  • 1234 (search only finds strings from the beginning of a name or after a space character)

Search matches by page

Here are the resources that a search term matches, depending on what page you’re on:

On this page:

Search finds resources where the search term matches the following:

Assets

  • Asset name (including file extensions)
  • Any label value attached to the asset
  • The user name of the asset owner

    The user name may be any combination of the following:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Login name
    • Email address

Departments

  • Department name

Environments

  • Environment name
  • Environment description
  • Any VM name in the environment
  • Any tag value
  • Any label value attached to the environment or to any VM in the environment
  • The user name of the environment owner

    User name may be any combination of the following:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Login name
    • Email address

Projects

  • Project name
  • The user name of the project owner

    The user name may be any combination of the following:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Login name
    • Email address

Templates

  • Template name
  • Any VM name in the template
  • Any tag value
  • Any label value attached to the template or to any VM in the template
  • The user name of the template owner

    User name may be any combination of the following:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Login name
    • Email address

Users

  • User name

    User name may be any combination of the following:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Login name
    • Email address

WANs (Attached networks tab for a single VPN or Private Network Connection)

  • Name of any environment or template attached to the WAN
  • Network name of any environment or template attached to the WAN
  • User name of the owner of any environment or template attached to the WAN

    User name may be any combination of the following:

    • First name
    • Last name
    • Login name