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Searching for Names or IDs

Using the Search page, you can search for a name or range of names (such as all of the user names from Alice to Manuel), as well as an ID or range of IDs (such as all of the IDs from T100 to T150). This can be helpful in quickly identifying which IDs are assigned to which names, since the Search page can display multiple names and IDs simultaneously. (The Assignments page can display the IDs assigned to only one name at a time.)

Searching can also help you quickly determine which names have duplicate IDs, and take the appropriate action to resolve the situation (that is, rename or delete the duplicate IDs, change the host name alias associated with the ID, or change the UTS host application associated with the ID). Since you cannot create duplicate IDs using ID Manager, this situation can occur only if you edit ID Manager's data file manually.

Once you have completed a search, you can do any of the following:

To search for a name or ID
  1. In the MCS selection panel, point to MCS Functions and then click ID Manager.

    The ID Manager tree appears.

  2. In the ID Manager tree, click Configure.

    The ID Manager property pages appear in the MCS management panel.

  3. Click the Search tab.

  4. Clear Duplicates.

  5. In the Names To Search For text box, do one of the following:
    To search for this
    Type this
    A single name name

    where name is the user name, IP address, DNS name, or address pool name to search for.

    For example, to search for information about Alice, you would type Alice in this text box.

    Multiple names name and name

    where name is the name of each name to search for.

    For example, to search for information about both Alice and Manuel, you would type Alice and Manuel in this text box.

    You can specify as many names as desired. Be sure to include the word and between each name.

    A range of names name1 - name2

    where name1 is the name or part of the name of the first name in the range, and name2 is the name or part of the name of the last name in the range. You must include a space between each name and the hyphen.

    For example, to search for all names between Alice and Manuel (including both Alice and Manuel), you would type Alice - Manuel in this text box. You could also type A - M, or Al - Ma, but this would include names such as Alan and Mary.

    You can also include greater than (>), less than (<), greater than or equal (>=), or less than or equal (<=) symbols. For example, to search for all names after Manuel, you could type >Manuel.

    If you do not want to limit the search to a specific name, leave this text box blank.

  6. In the IDs To Search For text box, do one of the following:
    To search for this
    Type this
    A single ID ID

    where ID is the ID to search for.

    For example, to search for information about T101, you would type T101 in this text box.

    Multiple IDs ID and ID

    where ID is the name of each ID.

    For example, to search for information about both T101 and T102, you would type T101 and T102 in this text box.

    You can specify as many IDs as desired. Be sure to include the word and between each ID.

    A range of IDs ID1 - ID2

    where ID1 is the first ID or portion of an ID in the range, and ID2 is the last ID or portion of an ID in the range. You must include a space between each ID and the hyphen.

    For example, to search for all IDs between T101 and T150 (including both of these IDs), you would type T101 - T150 in this text box. You could also type T10 - T15, but this would also include T10 to T15, T100 to T159, and T1000 to T1599.

    You can also include greater than (>), less than (<), greater than or equal (>=), or less than or equal (<=) symbols. For example, to search for all IDs after T150, you could type >T150.

    If you do not want to limit the search to a specific ID, leave this text box blank.

  7. To limit the search to a specific type of name (such as only user names or only address pools), select or clear the check boxes.

    For example, to limit the search to only address pools, you would clear Users and IP Addresses/DNS Names, and select Pools.

  8. Click Search.

    The Search Results list displays all entries that match both the specified name and the specified ID. For example, if Alice is assigned the ID T101, and Manuel is assigned the ID T102, and you type Alice in the Names To Search For text box, and T102 in the IDs To Search For text box, the Search Results list would be blank, since no record matches both the name Alice and an ID of T102.

    Conversely, if both the Names To Search For and IDs To Search For text boxes are blank, clicking Search displays a list of all the names of the selected category. For example, if you leave both these text boxes blank, clear Users and IP Addresses/DNS Names, select Pools, and click Search, the Search Results list lists all address pools and their assigned IDs.

    Once you have completed a search, you can assign an ID to a name, or edit, change, or delete any of the displayed IDs.

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To search for duplicate IDs
  1. In the MCS selection panel, point to MCS Functions and then click ID Manager.

    The ID Manager tree appears.

  2. In the ID Manager tree, click Configure.

    The ID Manager property pages appear in the MCS management panel.

  3. Click the Search tab.

  4. Select Duplicates.

    When you do this, the Names To Search For and IDs To Search For text boxes appear dimmed. In addition, all of the other check boxes (Users, Pools, and IP Addresses/DNS Names) are automatically selected and dimmed. Searches for duplicate IDs cannot be limited to specific names, IDs, or types of names.

  5. Click Search.

    The Search Results list lists all duplicate IDs and the names to whom they are assigned.

    To resolve the duplicates, you must either change or delete one of the duplicate IDs, change the host name alias used by the ID, or change the UTS host application used by the ID.

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Related Topics
Bullet Overview of Names
Bullet Overview of IDs
Bullet Overview of Host Name Aliases
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