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In the context of Infrastructure Monitoring, a group is a collection of devices, monitors, and other groups. Groups help you to organize your resources for effective monitoring and managing process. You can monitor groups from the TrueSight console to assess your infrastructure health.

To set up groups in the TrueSight console

Groups monitored in TrueSight console are either synchronized from the TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers or manually created in the TrueSight console. Groups that are created manually in the TrueSight console can be viewed without further configuration. To enable the automatically synchronized groups so that they can be monitored in TrueSight console, ensure that your TrueSight Infrastructure Management server is registered as a component with the TrueSight Presentation Server. For more information, see  Registering the Infrastructure Management server with the Presentation Server.


As a solution administrator, if you want to group several devices belonging to a same tenant, ensure that you create a group that also belongs to the same tenant to group these devices.

For example, if there are two devices device-A1 and device-A2 under tenant A that you want to group, then create a group GA that also belongs to tenant A.

To view groups in the TrueSight console

  1. Log on to the TrueSight console and select Configuration> Groups.
    The Group Configuration page displays the count for both the manual groups and the synchronized groups present in Infrastructure Management as shown in the following figure.

  2. Click the Manual tab.

    Displays all the groups that are manually created from the TrueSight console as shown in the following figure.


    • Groups created in the TrueSight console cannot be viewed from the administrator console.
    • On the Manual tab, static groups are indicated by regular font and rule-based groups are indicated by italicized font as highlighted in the preceding screenshot.

  3. Click the Synchronized tab.

  4. From the Select Component list, select an Infrastructure Management component to display the groups that have been synchronized from the selected component as shown in the following figure.


    • The Select Component list is applicable only if the Presentation Server has two or more Infrastructure Management Servers registered with it.
    • If the Presentation Server has only one Infrastructure Management Server registered with it, when you click the Synchronized tab the page directly displays the list of all the groups that have been synchronized from the Infrastructure Management Server.
  5. Click a group name to view details of that group. When you click a group name, the group details are displayed as shown in the following figure:

    The fields displayed in the group details page are described in the following table:

    DescriptionDescription specified when the group was created
    TypeA group can be of two types: static and rule-based.
    Parent GroupsParent groups that the group belongs to
    Child GroupsChild groups to which the group is a parent of
    Assigned devicesDevices that are a part of the group. These devices are added to the group when it is being created.
    Assigned Monitor InstancesMonitor instances that are a part of the group. These monitor instances are added to the group when it is being created.
  6. You can edit the group by clicking the action menu  next to the group name. For more details see Creating, editing, and deleting static groups and Creating, editing, and deleting rule-based groups.


    You can edit only manual groups.

  7. You can also add a group by clicking the action menu  next to Group Configuration.


     You can add or update only manual groups.

Where to go from here

Creating, editing, and deleting static groups

Creating, editing, and deleting rule-based groups