Using Resource Groups, you can logically organize resources by resource attributes to perform actions collectively. You can create multiple resource groups or nested resource groups.

For example, group all the resources with the same attributes or belonging to different categories and apply device management policies or assign templates.

Create a resource group

A Partner user with permission to manage all devices can create a resource group.

To create a resource group:

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Search.

  2. Click the Resource Categories dropdown available on the left pane.

  3. Select the Groups option.

  4. Click on the menu (three dots) icon available beside the search icon and click on Add Group.

  5. Enter the following details on the Add Group page:

    1. Name: Give a group name.
    2. Parent Group: Default value is None(Top Level).
      Note: If you select a group from the dropdown, a subgroup is created under the group selected.

  6. Provide details about the group in the Description box.

  7. In the Assigned Resources section, you can assign the resources to the group either through filter criteria or by manually assigning them, or both.

    • Filter Criteria
      1. Click anywhere in the Filter Criteria box and click on +Query.
      2. Build a query using OpsQL. The matching results are displayed. The list has Name, Resource Type, IP Address, and Operating System columns.
      3. Click on Apply Selection. All the resources are added.
        Note: The maximum number of regex terms that can be used is 5.

    • Manually Assigned Resources
      1. Click anywhere in the Manually Assigned Resources box and select the resources. You can also click on Advanced Search to build a query using OpsQL. The matching results are displayed.
      2. Select the resources and click on Apply Selection. The resources are added.

  8. Click on Save. The group is created. Use the search box to search for the group.