With vSphere Web Client, you can search the inventory for objects that match specified criteria. You can search the inventories of all vCenter Server systems connected to the same Platform Services Controller or to Platform Services Controllers.

You can only view and search for inventory objects that you have permission to view.

Note

If your permissions change while you are logged in, the search service might not immediately recognize these changes. To ensure that your search is performed with up-to-date permissions, log out of all your open sessions and log in again before you perform the search.

A quick search searches all types of objects for the specified search term in the name or other properties of the object.

A simple search searches all types of objects for the specified search term in the name of the object.

With Advanced search, you can search for managed objects that meet multiple criteria.

You can save search queries so that you can retrieve them to rerun later.

You can load a saved search query to rerun the search.