Event groups are sets of events that meet certain criteria or conditions. These conditions act as filters on events. The conditions are defined by using types of events that are called event classes and attributes of the event types that are called slots. For more information, see .
Event groups can simplify management of events. As an administrative user, you can use event groups for better event monitoring and manageability and for simplifying the allocation of event monitoring jobs. As an operations user, event groups enable you to view only those events that you need to work on, thereby improving your focus and productivity.
Event groups are organized in a hierarchical structure. You can nest event groups within an existing event group; that is, you create an event group and then add one or more event groups as its children. A child event group inherits all conditions that are defined for the parent and must have additional conditions applied to it. Using hierarchical event groups enables you to further narrow down the resulting event list in an event group. For example, you can create the following hierarchy of event groups:
Only Solution Administrators and Tenant Administrators can create, modify, and delete event groups. The Solution Administrator has access to all the event groups, irrespective of who created them. The Tenant Administrators have access to event groups that are specific to their business. By using authorization profiles, administrators can authorize user groups to access event groups.
The event groups feature is available only if you have selected All TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers as the event source. Event groups are not supported on events from remote cells.
You can use event groups in the following scenarios:
After you understand event groups, you can perform any of the following procedures: