A simple search searches all the properties of the specified type or types of objects for the entered search term.

1

Click the icon in the search field at the top right of the vSphere Client window and select the type of inventory item to search for.

Virtual Machines

Folders

Hosts

Datastores

Networks

Inventory, which finds matches to the search criteria in any of the available managed object types.

2

Type one or more search terms into the search field and press Enter.

3

(Optional) If more items are found than can be displayed in the results pane, click Show all.

If you are not satisfied with the results of the simple search, perform an advanced search.