Search techniques

Use the following techniques to search for servers or depot content:

Performing a text search to find endpoints

Perform a simple text search to find one or more endpoints.

BSA example

  1. Enter a text string in the Search text box. 
    Your text is matched against any text visible on screen, such as part of a endpoint name, description, or OS.
    Search strings cannot include spaces or hyphens.
    Note that for endpoint searches, you enter data into an elliptical text field. The elliptical shape distinguishes endpoint searches from other types of search.

  2. When connected to BMC Server Automation, you can optionally use the filters at left to refine your search. In the example below, notice how the search filtered for the Windows operation system produces 6 results while the search shown above produces 10.
    There are no filtering options available when connected to BMC Network Automation.

BNA example:

Enter a text string in the Search text box. 
Your text is matched against any text visible on screen, such as part of a endpoint name, description, or OS.
Search strings cannot include spaces or hyphens.
Note that for endpoint searches, you enter data into an elliptical text field. The elliptical shape distinguishes endpoint searches from other types of search.



Performing a text search to find depot content

Perform a simple text search to find depot content.

  1. Enter a text string in the Search text box and click Search
    Your text is matched against the names of any depot content.
    Results of a search return the first 100 items.

     
  2. Optionally, use the filters at left to refine your search. In the example below, notice how the search filtered for BLPackages produces 2 results while the search shown above produces 37.
  3. Select an entry in the list of depot content.

Performing a text search to find BNA content

 

To find BNA rules:

  1. Enter a text string in the Search text box and click Search
    Results of a search return the first 100 items.
  2. Select one or more items in the list.
  3. If necessary, you can repeat the previous steps to continue selecting additional rules that should be mapped to the vulnerability.

 


Browsing for depot content

Browse through depot folders to find content.

The Browse capability only shows deployable content such as NSH scripts, BLPackages, component templates, and so forth. It does not let you browse for patches and patch catalogs.

  1. Select the Browse tab. A list of folders appears at left. 
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the depot content you want.  

     
    As you traverse folders, a trail of "bread crumbs" appears above the Folder list. You can select any name in the bread crumbs to display the contents of that folder.

  3. Select an item in the list of depot content.

Browsing for endpoints

Browse through folders to find an endpoint.

  1. Select the Browse tab. A list of folders appears at left. 
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the endpoint you want.  

     
    As you traverse folders, a trail of "bread crumbs" appears above the Folder list. You can select any name in the bread crumbs to display the contents of that folder.


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