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How do I search or filter for items on my map?


With Auvik’s search and filter functions, you can quickly zero in on specific portions of your network. To take full advantage of the search and filter features, make sure Auvik has read-only credentials to your network elements.

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Using map search
From the Home Dashboard, search is located in the top left corner of your map.

  • Click in the Search Bar
    • This will bring up a list of of popular modifiers
    • Or you can enter ? to see a list of modifiers
  • Enter your search item or modifier

Note: The search field is intelligent and will provide suggestions as you start to type

  • You can search using any of the following Properties which can be used to modify the search
    • Device name
    • Device type
    • Device status
    • Device discovery status
    • Vendor
    • Network
    • Interface name
    • IP address
    • MAC address
    • Connection type
    • Free text search for any string
  • Each modifier can be entered with the full name or the initials
Full Name Initial
device name: dn:
device type: dt:
device status: ds:
device discovery status: dds:
vendor: v:
network: n:
interface name: in:
ip address: ia:
mac address: ma:
connection type: ct:
  • Remember when you enter these to include the colon
  • You can search for multiple terms at once
    • For example, you might search for all printers on the marketing network or to search multiple vlans to see visually which devices belong to more than one
  • You can now limit the suggestions by entering the property before the name
  • Auvik automatically assumes an AND operator between different properties and an OR operator between like properties
    • For example, entering "switch, firewall, network1" into the search field means Auvik would look for a (switch OR firewall) AND on network1
    • Additional operators you can use are:
      • NOT
        • Removes items from your search
          • For example, a search for "vendor: Cisco" with a second parameter of "device name: NOT: CISCO_2801" would show you all the Cisco devices except the one named CISCO_2801
      • ANY
        • Highlights devices that contain any of the characters entered
          • For example, a search for “any: auv” will show you all devices that contain “auv” on the map
      • FILTER
        • Applies a filter, saving you from having to click the Apply search as a filter link
          • For example, a search for “filter: routers” will show you all of the devices that match that type
  • Click the Magnifying Glass or hit Enter to show your results on the map
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  • Only devices of the type searched for will be highlighted on the map
  • Selecting one of your search results will focus the map on the result

Note: Ensure that you do not have Map View (1009f0d7-b5dc-4641-95ba-5fbc7e61d8ac)clicked or your results will not show as above.

Using map filters

Any properties you use to search your map can also be used to filter. 

To save a search as a filter:

  • Click Apply search as a filter

    • While a search highlights results on your complete map, applying a filter shows you only the things you’ve specified and hides everything else
  • To add, view, or edit filters, click the filter tool (the funnel icon located below search) to open the filter box
  • To clear a filter, click the X next to the filter option you want to remove 
  • Or click Remove all filters below the search bar to remove all entered filters

Quick filters

Choose from preconfigured filters to quickly isolate particular aspects of your map.

Network Elements Only: Shows only your network elements, including any switches, and switch stacks, Layer 3 switches, routers, firewalls, access points, controllers, load balancers, and packet processors.

Layer 1 Only: Shows only Layer 1 connections. All Layer 3 connections are removed.

Note: It’s suggested that you do not delete the preconfigured filters, as they will need to be recreated if you want them back.

How to save a quick filter

  1. From the Map Filter fly-out click the Save icon next to the Quick Filters label
  2. Enter a name for the new filter.
  3. Click Save.

Note: Once a filter has been saved, it can’t be edited. Instead just create a new filter with your new requirements.

How to delete a quick filter

  1. Click the filter funnel to show the saved filters.
  2. In the displayed list of filters, find the filter you want to delete. Click the Delete icon next to the quick filter to be deleted.
  3. Confirm the cancellation by clicking Delete again.

Connection filters

To hide certain connections on the network map, click the eye (). To reveal the connection, click the eye () again.

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