Searching an agent

You can search agents from any node in the enterprise tree. For an agent to be searchable, the manager that the agent is registered to must be connected to the console.

To search an agent

  1. In the enterprise tree, right-click any node and click Search Agent from the menu that appears.

  2. In the Search agents in treeview dialog box, type the keyword for the agent that you want to search.

    You can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard to search the agent. For example, if you type *xyz, the search result shows all the agent names that end with xyz. If you type xyz*, the search result shows all the agent names that begin with xyz. If you type xy*z, the search result shows all the agent names that begin with xy and end with z.

  3. If you want to search for the exact agent name, then check Match complete string.

  4. If you want the search criteria to match the rules of a Regular Expression, then check Regular Expression.

    Table: Regular expression operators and description lists the Regular expression operators and descriptions.

  5. If you want to specify the ESM manager to which the agent is registered, then click the manager from the Manager name drop-down list.

    Only the managers that are connected to the console are displayed in the drop-down list.

  6. If you want to specify the domain, then click a domain from the Domain name drop-down list.

    The Domain name drop-down list becomes available only if you click a manager name from the Manager name drop-down list.

  7. Click Search.

    The Search Results list box displays the agents that match your query.

    If the Domains node is not enumerated, then only the All Agents domain is searched for the agent. Also, if the Domains node is not enumerated, then the Expand domains of this manager before navigating to the agent check box becomes available.

  8. Select the agent from the Search Results list box, and then check Expand domains of this manager before navigating to the agent.

  9. Click Auto Navigate.

    The agent that you searched for appears selected in the enterprise tree.

Table: Regular expression operators and description

Operator

Description

.

Any single character.

For example: h.t matches hat, hit, hot and hut.

[ ]

  • Any one of the characters in the brackets.

  • Any of a range of characters separated by a hyphen.

  • A character class operator.

For example: h[aeiou][a-z] matches hat, hip, hit, hop, and hut; [A-Za-z] matches any single letter; x[0-9] matches x0, x1, …, x9.

[^]

Any character except for those after the caret sign.

For example: h[^u]t matches hat, hit, and hot, but not hut.

^

The start of a line (column 1).

$

The end of a line, but not the line break characters. Use this for restricting matches to characters at the end of a line.

For example: 'end$' only matches 'end' when it is the last word of a line. '^end' only matches 'end' when it is the first word of a line.

*

Matches zero or more of the preceding characters or expressions.

For example: 'ho*p' matches 'hp', 'hop' and 'hoop'. But *hop* does not work.

?

Matches zero or one of the preceding characters or expressions.

For example: 'ho?p' matches 'hp', and 'hop', but not 'hoop'.

+

Matches one or more of the preceding characters or expressions.

For example: 'ho+p' matches 'hop', and 'hoop', but not 'hp'.

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