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This extension allows you to search objects and users by name, id, properties and operations in a simple Google’s Search manner.

Demo version

The one and only limit of the demo version – it searches through the first 1000 objects. So if your SAYMON instance stores less you are in the saddle. If there is more it’s ok, but keep in mind that search results can be incomplete. To obtain full version of SAYMON Search extension please contact us.


Ssh to your SAYMON instance and navigate to the extensions folder. By default it is:

cd /opt/saymon-extensions/

Download demo version package:


Unpack it with a command:

tar ...

Set permissions for the files and folders:

chown / chmod ...

Check installation by navigating your browser to the extensions’ list:


or to the SAYMON Search directly:



To uninstall extension ssh to your SAYMON instance and navigate to the extensions folder. By default it is:

cd /opt/saymon-extensions/

Remove extension’s files and folders:

rm -rf saymon-search

Check extensions’ list by navigating your browser to:


How to use

Load extension, type in a word or two and hit Enter.

Narrow down search results for complex searches by using Operators and Keys. For example, you can find objects of the specific class in a given state. See below.


It is possible to use and combine several operators in a search request.


By default when you enter a single word to the search field you get all objects, that have got this string in name, properties or operations.

If you enter several words – they are separated by logical AND and SAYMON Search looks for objects with:

  • all of these strings in name;
  • all of these strings in properties;
  • all of these strings in operations.

E.g. when you enter:

back linode
back AND linode

you get the following results:

  • Linode Hosting Backups
  • Linode Daily Backups


Use the following syntax for logical OR:

back | linode
back OR linode

SAYMON Search looks for objects with any of the strings in object name, properties or operations:

  • Linode Hosting Backups
  • Linode hosting
  • Object Backups


Use quotes for the exact match.


"linode hosting backups"


Linode Hosting Backups

Combine them all

Use brackets to combine several operators, but please don’t forget to separate them with spaces.

Right syntax:

$class:"Host" AND ( $state:"Alarm" OR $state:"No data" )

Wrong one:

$class:"Host" AND ($state:"Alarm" OR $state:"No data")


By the way! You can tell SAYMON Search where to search…

SAYMON Search Developer

There are key words you can use to specify where to find strings you enter. Just type $ sign to the search field and see the complete list:

  • $all: – search everywhere;
  • $class: – search objects of the specified class;
  • $document: – search in documents’ names;
  • $id: – search by id;
  • $monitoring: – search in monitoring settings;
  • $name: – search in objects’ names;
  • $operation: – search in operations’ names;
  • $property: – search in properties’ names and values;
  • $parent_id: – search objects by id of their parent object;
  • $state: – search objects in the specified state;
  • $tag: – search objects by tags;
  • $url: – search in external links;
  • $user: – search user by login, email or id.

These keys work really great with operators:

$class:"Host" AND $state:"Warning" AND ( $name:linode OR $name:DO ) AND $operation:delete

Release notes

v.1 – 2021/01/01

Initial release.