Using Container Filters

Using Container Filters


Filtering the Container Dashboard

You can apply various filters to customize the scope of containers you are reviewing. The Container Filters strip, displayed at the top of the page allows you to filter on container attributes to create a subset of systems for preliminary review or detailed investigation.

Note: The message "No data available" is displayed if you set the filters to exclude all systems.

You can use the following attributes to filter your containers:

  • Cluster
  • Namespace
  • Controller Type
  • Business Unit
  • Application
  • Cost Center
  • Department
  • Inventory Code
  • Operational Environment
  • Owner
  • Product Code
  • Project

Persisting Filter Settings Across Pages

The selected filter options are persistent across the four container optimization tabs. For example, the selected filters applied to the Summary tab are also applied to the Cluster Breakdown, Namespace Breakdown and Details pages.

Note: When you export the content of a report with applied filters, the filtered set of systems is exported for the Cluster Breakdown, Namespace Breakdown. The functionality will be extended to the Details tab in a future release.

The filtering options also persist across user login sessions. When you log out and log back into Densify, your container filter selections are retained.

Note: The container filters and public cloud filters are similar in appearance and use, but the attributes on which you can filter are different and the filters do not persist between the two dashboards.

Using the Filter's Search Feature

You can click the search icon in the filter selection drop downs to search for specific system attributes or tags.

  1. Click the drop down to open and uncheck Select All at the top of the drop down.
  2. Click the search icon to display the search bar.
  3. Enter the search term and press Enter (keyboard). The list updates with all systems that contain the specified search criteria.
  4. Check the items you want to filter on and click OK. The selected items are added to the current settings.
  5. You can enter another set of criteria to add more items to your list. This allows you to filter on multiple items.

  6. Click Apply to update the page with the filter settings you have defined.

Multi-Select Search Features

If you have items already selected in the drop down and then search and select additional items, these items are added to the items already selected. For example:

  1. Expand Business Unit. In the figure below, 2 items are already selected.
  2. Search for "trading".
  3. You find 2 more items and select them.
  4. You are now filtering on 4 values.
  5. You can search again and add more items to the list.
  6. Click OK to select these 2 items and then open the drop down again to view the complete list of items you have selected.
  7. Click Apply to update the page with the filter settings you have defined.

Use the notes at the top and bottom of the drop down to determine the number of items in your filter.

Additional Search Features

When using the filter's search features, note the following:

  • The search is not case-sensitive.
  • If no systems contain or match the search criteria, a message is displayed.
  • Click at any time to cancel the search or clear the search box.
  • A vertical scroll bar is displayed if the list is longer than the drop down window.
  • You may see a spinning icon when the search or load takes more than 1 second to display the results.