A group is a collection of monitored resources that you define. To make information easier to find and manage, you can create groups that correspond to real-world relationships (such as by city, a specific department, or the type of resource, etc.). There is no limit on the number of groups you can define. You can select individual devices, monitors, and other groups (child groups) and combine them into a single unit (group) for easier monitoring and management purposes.
You can monitor two types of groups in the TrueSight console. The following section briefly explains the Groups categorization and their brief description:
For example, an organization has offices in three different locations—Chicago, Perth, and Copenhagen—and the devices have names based on the location of each office. If devices in Perth have names starting with "PERTH," you can create a group that consists of only those devices that belong to the Perth office. Using rule-based groups, you can create a rule with the name pattern match *PERTH** on devices. All devices that match *PERTH** are consolidated in one rule-based group. When new devices are added or existing devices are removed from the Perth office, they are automatically added or removed from the rule-based group.
For information about creating a rule-based group, see Creating, editing, and deleting rule-based groups.
A word about groups in automatically discovered applications
(App Visibility Manager integration) If an automatically discovered application includes a load balancing server or cluster to distribute operations among several servers with the same business need, App Visibility Manager creates a group for the application servers.The groups are dynamically created with application discovery and they are not editable, nor do they appear on the Groups page of the TrueSight console.