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Infrastructure filter by IP address

We are often asked to troubleshoot an issue and are given only the IP address, since that is how end users connect to the server. It would be really nice to search in Automate by IP instead of having to do a separate lookup to get the node name.

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  • Aug 24 2021
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  • Guest commented
    3 Sep, 2021 02:44pm

    I think it would be useful for all day-to-day operations. IP address is the one attribute that we can use to reliably identify a server.

    In general, I would love to see the generic functionality of `knife search` in Automate - we should be able to search on any attribute name and any attribute value. As it is, it's very limited and doesn't allow us to completely eliminate our day-to-day dependencies on knife.

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    Ankur Mundhra commented
    31 Aug, 2021 07:28am

    Thanks for raising this idea. Curious to understand - is it required only during debugging or do you see it's utility in day to day operations too?


    Nevertheless, I am adding it to the backlog and associating with infrastructure filter improvements.