This documentation supports the 21.3 (12.3) version of BMC Discovery.

Manual grouping

BMC Discovery enables you to add manually selected nodes to a group. You can use this feature to create new groups, or to modify automatically created groups. Manually created groups can overlap, and can contain some or all of the nodes in automatically created groups. Manually created groups can also contain multiple node kinds (for example, hosts, Software Instances, and Business Application Instances) and subgroups. Groups and subgroups enable you to collect all items that make up an application and divide them into subgroups to help you understand the structure and operation of an application. The scheme that you use to subdivide the components of the application is the basis for understanding the application; it does not affect the way the applications are mapped.

Non-ASCII Unicode characters in CAM

In Collaborative Application Mapping (CAM), if you create components such as group names or functional components that contain non-ASCII Unicode characters, the Business Application Instance (BAI) that results from running the pattern is displayed with unreadable characters.

After you have collected the items and divided them into subgroups, you can create a PDF report to distribute to the application or component owners.

The Group page is the home page for each group that has been created in BMC Discovery.

This screen illustrates the home page for an example manual group.

You can access Group pages from the Groups menu.

The following topics provide instructions and information for using manual grouping:

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