Global Search

The global search functionality allows you to search for onboarded devices and associated objects available within CDO. In addition, you can navigate to the device and object pages directly from your search results.

All search results are based on the indexing option you choose . The indexing options are as follows:

  • Full Indexing—Requires that you invoke the full indexing process. This process scans all the devices and objects in the system and displays them in the search index only after you invoke the indexing. To invoke full indexing, you must have administrative privileges.

    For more information, see Initiate Full Indexing.

  • Incremental Indexing—An event-based indexing process where the search index automatically updates each time that a device or an object is added, modified, or deleted.


Currently, CDO supports global search only for ASA, FMC, FTD, Meraki, and SFCN.

The information that you enter in the search field is not case-sensitive. You can perform a search using a partial device name, URL, IP address or range, named devices and objects, object content, and so on.

The search results display all devices and objects that match your search strings. If your search string matches more than device or object, the results appear under categories (devices or objects). By default, the first item in the search result is highlighted and information for that item appears in the right pane. You can scroll through the list and click an item in the search results to view the corresponding information or navigate to the corresponding page.

  • Global search does not display duplicate search results. For objects, the UID of the shared object is used to navigate to the Object view.

  • If you delete a device from CDO, all associated objects are removed from the global search index.

  • If you delete an object from the policy and retain the device before you initiate full indexing, the object remains in the global search index because it is associated with the device.