Search network config files or node properties

Use the Advanced Search function to search for a text string within configurations and node properties. Use this functionality to find a specific node or config, or all nodes or configs that share a common characteristic. For example, you can search for all configs that have TACACS security enabled, find an IP address that has been assigned to an interface, or view which configs are managed by a vendor.

Complete the following procedure to search for specific strings of text in the properties of managed nodes or in configuration files stored in the Orion Platform database.

When a config is initially added to the database, a search might not find it for up to 10 minutes.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Network Configuration > Config Summary.
  2. Under Search NCM, click Advanced Search.
  3. Enter the search string.

    Do not include wildcard characters or regular expressions. You can use policy reports to search configs using regular expressions.

  4. Select a search target from the drop-down menu, and then specify which node properties or config files to search:

    All Searches all properties on all nodes, and the specified config files on all nodes
    Nodes Searches the specified properties on all nodes
    Configs from All Nodes Searches the specified configs on all nodes
    Configs from Selected Nodes Searches the specified config files on the selected nodes
  5. Click Search.
  6. To search within the returned results, select Search in Results, type a new string pattern, and click Search again.
  7. Click a link in the search results to open the node or config details view.