Filtering Compute Instances

The Compute Instances list on the Inventory page can become quite unwieldy if your environment contains a lot of compute instances. There are several features on the Inventory page to help you view the compute instances data more effectively.

When you access the Inventory page, you see 3 panes: Compute Instances, Applications, and Move Groups. The Compute Instances initially display as 2-column cards with checkboxes.


At the top of the Compute Intances column are icons for changing the view mode. Click vp-icon-table-change-view.png to change to list view, with multiple columns and more detail. A scroll bar displays at the bottom of the table so you can scroll across the columns. Columns can also be resized and reordered. However, it can be difficult to assess multiple columns in the table when you have to scroll between them.

If you want to see more of the information in the Compute Instance table at one time, click vp-icon-table-expand.png to expand the table to the full width of the screen. Click the icon again to collapse the table into the tri-pane format.

Click vp-icon-card-view.png to return to the 2-column card view.

The list view also provides filter boxes at the top of each column. These allow you to do a Boolean query on the table contents. You can type the query into the text box to do a simple "contains" search.

Alternatively, you can click the filter icon vp-icon-filter.png to open a Boolean search box with more options. When you enter a term in the text field, the AND/OR options display.


You can also open a pane of all available filters for each table column by clicking Filters on the right side of the table. There is also a Columns option that allows you to select which columns in the table are displayed or hidden. The Filters and Columns tabs are only visible when the List View is selected.


From the Inventory page, you can also determine which compute instances are associated with which applications or move groups. For example, if you select Application_1 in the Applications column, only compute instances that are associated with that application display in the Compute Instances column.


You can. also filter compute instances by move group and custom groups. Note that all selections are implemented as an AND operator. Each selected application, move group, or custom group will appear at the top of the Compute Instances column and the results will include all resources that match the selected items.

If you right-click anywhere in the table, whether it is expanded or compressed, a popup displays from which you can manage relationships.

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Filtering Compute Instances