Inventory view

The inventory view displays entities that are currently in your Zenoss Cloud environment and their properties. Entities are displayed in a table with one row per entity and one column for each property. Each row provides links to additional information.

Entity properties vary widely by source, so the default display of a table of entities from many sources includes many columns. To help you display tables with fewer, fuller columns, the inventory view includes a query interface and options for saving and sharing queries. Inventory queries consist of one or more entity property-value comparisons.

Your account must have the Read Only User role or a more privileged role to see the INVENTORY tab, run or create queries, and display entity tables.

For more information about entities, see Entities and devices.

Initial page

When you click the INVENTORY tab, you see the query interface and several section titles.

Each section title is a toggle. Click a title to show or hide property names or query cards associated with the title.

Explore Properties

The list of entity property names in your environment.

By default, the list is hidden—click the title to show it, and use the search field below the title to display a subset. Also, the list does not include the internal properties that are generated by Zenoss Cloud. Use the Show internal properties control on the settings menu to include them in the list.

My Queries

The queries that you create and save. (Not present when you have no saved queries.)

When you mark a query as public, it is added to the Shared Queries list as well. Click any query card to display its results.

Shared Queries

The queries that are created and shared by you and others in your organization. (Not present when there are no shared queries in your environment.)

Click any query card to display its results.

The queries that Zenoss provides.

Query panel

To display the inventory query panel, click the panel toggle.

The panel provides options for copying and deleting your queries.

Results pages

A results page displays a table of entities with one row per entity and one column for each property. Each row includes the Actions column, which provides additional information, including links to Smart View pages. You can display and use the query interface from results pages as well.

  • To change the properties displayed in a table, choose Adjust columns from the Settings menu.
  • To display additional information about an entity, click the eye icon in the Actions column.

Table controls

Control Action
Share Make the inventory view public (if you are the owner) or copy its URL to your clipboard.
Export Download the results of the current query in HTML, CSV, Excel, or JSON format.
Clone Create a duplicate of the current query. You can update the title of the new query.
Save Save the current query. This control is dimmed if the query is unchanged.
Save as Save the current as a new query. You can update the title and description of the new query, and select a different icon for it.
Settings Adjust the columns of the results table or toggle the display of internal fields.
Query bar Display or hide the query bar.

Query interface

The inventory view's query interface is a search bar that supports two modes.

  • Quick Search mode (default) looks for the text you enter in entity names, titles, and types; organizer names; and virtual machine names.

  • Advanced Search mode provides an interactive query builder. As you enter text, the search bar suggests options for each part of the query, as illustrated in the following series of screens.

    The exists operator tests whether an entity has a property and, if so, whether the property's value is non-null.

    The AND connector has precedence.

To switch modes, click the name of the mode you want to use at the far right of the search bar.