Dynamic Device Groups in Compliance Management

The Device Groups node displays the list of device groups that a compliance rule populates.

The table in the right window pane shows the following information about the device groups:

Parameter

Description

Status

The current status about the compliance license. If the license is valid this field remains empty, if there is a issue with the license it this field displays the reason for it, either License expired if the license is no longer valid, License exceeded, or Maximum License Count, if the maximum number of devices to evaluate were reached.

Name

This column displays the list of names of all device groups that the compliance rule populates.

Compliance

This field displays the type of population for the group, that is, if the group contains all devices compliant to the rule, the non-compliant ones or those that could not be evaluated for specific reasons.

Last Evaluation

This field displays the date and time of the last compliance evaluation of the object.

Assigning device groups to compliance management

To assign an existing device group to a compliance rule to populate it, proceed as follows. Be aware that only those device groups can be populated by a compliance rule that are not already populated by either a query or a directory server.

  1. Select the compliance rule which is to populate a device group in the left window pane.
  2. Select Edit > Assign Device Group  .
    The Assign to Device Group pop-up menu appears.
  3. Select the device group from the window.
  4. Click OK to confirm the assignment.
    The Desired Compliance window appears.

    Note:

    Here you must select the type of the population for the group.

  5. Select the respective radio button to have a group collecting all compliant, not compliant or all devices for which the evaluation was impossible.
  6. Click OK to confirm and close the window.
    The device group will be added to the table of assigned device groups.

Under the main Device Groups node the icon of the group will change to its compliance rule populated one and the members of the group will now be managed by the results of the rule.

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