4.4. Using Extended Searches

You can use the web UI to determine other search terms that you can use to construct your queries. Satellite 6 supports scoped search and tab completion to make this task easier.
For example, to search for hosts by their operating system, navigate to HostsAll Hosts and click inside the Search text box to display a list of search terms. One of the search terms for operating systems is os_description, which you can use in your API query as follows:
$ curl -s -k -u sat_username:sat_password https://satellite6.example.com/api/v2/hosts?search=os_description=\"RHEL+Server+6.6\" | python -m json.tool
  {
    ...
    "results": [
        {
            "name": "satellite6.example.com",
            "operatingsystem_id": 1,
            "operatingsystem_name": "RHEL Server 6.6",
            ...
        }
    ],
    "search": "os_description=\"RHEL Server 6.6\"",
}