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op5 Monitor has got a search functionality that makes it easy to find:

  • Hosts
  • Services
  • Host groups
  • Service groups
  • Notes
  • Status information

The search is case insensitive. The quick result in search field is limited to maximum 10 result rows per object type.
In the upper right corner of the GUI you find the search input field:


Table of Content

Simple search

To perform a simple search
Enter the search string in the search input field in the top right corner.
While you are typing your search string op5 Monitor will show you a list of hosts matching the string.

If you click on a host in the drop down list you will be redirected to the Service Status Details For Host page for the host you clicked on. The same happens if the search found only one object matching your search string.
op5 Monitor will search for hosts, services, service groups, host groups and notes matching the search string you entered.
The table below shows a list of in what parts of the object types is used in the search.

Object type






Host group


Service group



Host notes
Service notes

Status Information


Advanced search

To make your search more specific you should use the advanced search features.
The following table describes the search parameters that can be used in the search function:

Short parameter

Long parameter




Search for hosts



Search for services



Search for host groups



Search for service groups



Search for Status information using the output from the latest service / host check.



The AND operator is used to filter records based on more than one condition



The OR operator is used to filter records based on more than one condition

Remember to not use any space between the : and the search string

Advanced search examples

Search for hosts containing a certain string in the host name.

If you want to search for hosts only containing "server" in the host name
just enter the following in the search field:


Press enter to perform the search.

Perform a search combining both hosts and services in the query.

In this example we want to find all services called either ping or http running on hosts called something like win or linux.

The query would then be:
h:win OR linux AND s:ping OR http

Search for Status Information

To search for hosts and services having a certain string in their status output you shall write a query like this:
si:Connection refused
By using the si: search term you will search the output from the latest check.

Show all hosts or services

You may also get a list of all services and all hosts from the search function.
To get a list showing all services and host you should write the search query like this:
s:% OR h:%

Show all hosts, services, host groups and service groups

To get a complete list of all hosts, services, host groups and service groups you only need to write a query like this:
This will give you a result with all object types grouped in one page.

Notes search

To search for notes the notes column must be added to the listview.
Go to My Account under the Configuration menu.
Add the following to the table for hosts and/or services.
"Notes" = notes

It is also possible to fetch for example the host notes on a service as well, by using the host.notes label.

Limiting the number of result objects

The default search result will is limited to 100 rows. This can be changed in the search query.
To change the limitation you only need to add limit with the number of lines to your query like this:
The line above will give you max 10 rows in the search result.
To return all rows set:

Search result

No matter if you use the simple or the advanced way to do your search you will end up with the same type of result list.
As you can see in the search result example below the search will be shown with one part for each type of object.

Just like in the normal views you can sort almost all columns in the search result.

Multiple actions

To do multiple actions from the search result the search result must first be viewed in listview.
To view the result in listview click on View in listview below each category.

Saving a search

To save a search query you need to view the output in the listview.

Click on View in listview and click on the icon Show/Edit Text Filter 

Enter a name and click on Save Filter in the dialog.

More information can be found in the Filters section.

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