Node Search Query Reference

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The visibility dashboard in Nodes exposes a search bar that allows you to search for nodes based off a defined query language. This language will allow you to search on the following terms:

  • attribute
  • cookbook
  • recipe
  • resource_name
  • node_name

The key for each of these terms is the name of the item you are searching for. Nesting should be denoted by dot(.)s.

Multiple queries can be entered into the search bar to further focus search results.



All aws nodes with a public ip: attribute: ec2.public_ipv4


All nodes running the ‘postgres’ cookbook: cookbook: postgresql


All nodes running a ‘server’ recipe: recipe: server

Resource Name

All nodes that manage a resource named ‘/tmp’: resource_name: /tmp

Node Name

The node named ‘’: node_name: