To search for specific information you need, you can filter reports tables based on storage attributes you select and keywords you enter in the search field.


Start the vSphere Client, and log in to the vCenter Server system.


Select the appropriate inventory object.


Click Storage Views > Reports.


Select View > Filtering to display the Show all [Category of Items] and search fields.


Click Show all [Category of Items] and select a category from the list to display information about that category.


Click the search field arrow and select the attributes to include in the search.


Type a keyword into the box and press Enter.

The table is updated based on your search criteria. For example, if you are reviewing reports for datastores in a datacenter, you can display information for only those datastores that have NFS format by selecting the File System Type attribute and entering NFS as a key word. Filtering is persistent for the user session.