Filtering, Searching and Focusing
On most DC Netscope views, it is possible to filter, search and focus on a selection of resources, in order to limit what is displayed. The following table summarises the characteristics of each of these actions:
|Action||Effect on visualisation||Effect on data loading||Benefit||Notes|
|Filtering||Unselected resources are ignored||Unselected resources are not loaded||Deselecting data speeds up the loading of data and the display of views. This can be useful to improve readability.||You need to click on the
|Focusing||Only resources that are focused and the resources linked to them are displayed||No impact on what is loaded||Allows you to focus on a subset of the data. This can be useful to improve readability.||-|
|Search||Allows you to quickly select the resources to filter or the resources to focus on||Unchecked resources are not loaded||Quickly select what is filtered and what is focused.||It may be necessary to click on the
The following table indicates, for each view, which actions are available:
These actions, available in the following banner, will be detailed in the following subsections.
It is possible to choose the resources displayed in the visualisations by unfolding the
Map data settings.
The resources appear in tabs, each tab being dedicated to a type of resource:
Distributed vSwitches: Distributed vSwitches
Port groups: vSwitch port groups
Networks: Networks of virtual machines
Hosts: Physical hosts
Virtual Machines: Virtual Machines
The following table indicates for each view, which type of filtering is available:
|View||Distributed vSwitches||Port groups||Networks||Hosts||Virtual Machines|
Within a tab, there is a list of the corresponding resources. Each resource appears
in the form of a
checkbox field and a text containing the name of the resource:
checkbox field indicates whether the resource should be displayed, as well as whether its data should be loaded.
In the case of a large infrastructure, loading the data and displaying the visualisations can be time consuming.
It can be interesting to accelerate the loading by filtering certain resources. To do this, simply uncheck the
as shown in the following image:
Checking/unchecking the checkbox field does not reload the view by itself. The load button turns red as shown in the following image:
It is then necessary to click on it to update the visualisation. At the end of the loading process, the button returns to its normal colour:
The search tab displays an interactive search bar that allows you to quickly find a set of resources, and easily filter or add them to the focus:
As shown in the previous screenshot, once a text is entered in the search bar, the corresponding resources appear below. The search bar supports both simple text and regular expressions.
The resources appear in the form of a box as in the following image:
It is possible to perform the following actions:
Filter / Unfilterthe resource: by clicking on the
checkboxfield on the left of the title block. Note that this action is equivalent to checking the resource as described in the previous section
Add / Remove from focusBy clicking on the pin icon to the right of the title block, the resource will be added (resp. removed) to the focus if the icon is transparent (resp. the icon has an orange background).
Please note that a resource that is part of the focus will have an orange pin, as shown in the following image:
Some views support setting a focus on a subset of the resources that are displayed by default.
The semantics of the focus are as follows:
- Resources that are part of the focus are displayed in orange.
- Resources that are not part of the focus, but are directly linked to at least one resource in the focus, are displayed in grey.
- Links between resources are displayed as lines.
- If a link concerns at least one resource that is part of the focus, then it is displayed in orange
- If a link only concerns resources that are not part of the focus, then it is displayed in grey
The following screenshot gives an example of a view where a focus has been set up: