Filtering & Searching Sources - How To

As you continue to extend your monitoring with TrueSight Pulse you will build up a large list of sources.

While the dashboards will automatically limit the displayed sources based on the metrics, you may need to search for one or two specific sources, or group them together in ways that make sense to you.  For that we have the sources list on the left of all your dashboards and a search syntax to make it easy to find them.


The list populates automatically with all sources you have registered (from meters, plugins, or integrations). Some integrations also automatically add Saved Filters, for example AWS integration has created regional filters for all the AWS services in the above screenshot.

When you first open the sources drop down the sources currently active in the legend bar will be selected. You can use this drop down to change which sources are displayed in the Legend Bar.


By entering a string in the search box TrueSight Pulse will instantly search and limit the sources and filters displayed.  


The source search is powered by a simple query syntax which is described in detail here.  You can perform straight forward searches like "starting with" as well as very complex patterns.

Filters - Pre-Defining re-usable Searches

In Settings > Filters select


The Filter dialog provide a Query box that can dynamically search sources to create new filters.  


Typing 'clm' in the query box will automatically list all sources with that phrase in the name. The query syntax is described in detail here.


Once saved your filter will appear in the filters list and be available to everyone that uses your account.

Adding New Sources to existing Filter 

Filter and source management is simplified when adding new hosts because TrueSight Pulse will automatically add new sources that match a Filter's Query configuration.

For example, using the "CLM Servers" filter example above, any new sources with 'clm' in the name will automatically be associated to that filter.

Editing/Deleting Filters

Filters can be deleted or manually edited by opening the Settings menu, choosing Filters in the left hand section, choosing your filter and clicking delete to remove the filter.


Pinning a Filter

When you save a filter you have the option to Pin it to a dashboard. This means that the filter will be automatically selected whenever you visit this dashboard. To pin or unpin a dashboard you can use the pin icon next to the sources box (note that this icon only appears when a saved filter is currently in use)


Note that the Sources box only controls which sources are displayed in the legend. You can further control what is shown on the graphs by using the Legend Bar. 

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