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.

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

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Select the appropriate inventory object.

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Click Storage Views > Reports.

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

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

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

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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.