This topic provides instructions for creating a group.

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From Browse > Resource page, click New Group on the Tools menu.

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On the New Group page, enter the following:

Name

Description

Location

Make group private - select this checkbox to make the group private. A private group is invisible to other users, including admin users. You can share a private group with other users by associating it with a role. Note that the name you assign to a private group is automatically prefixed with the string private to username, where username is the creator's vCenter Hyperic username.

Contains Resources - Select the type of group:

Compatible/cluster - the group will contain resources of a single type. For example, Linux or JBoss 4.2.

Mixed - the group will contain multiple resource types. Mixed groups are useful for role-based resource access control.

The Select Resource Type pulldown appears to the right of the Contains Resources — the options vary depending upon whether you are created a compatible or mixed group.

For a compatible group, the Select Resource Type pulldown contains a list of all resource types in inventory.

For a mixed group, the Select Resource Type pulldown contains these choices:

Groups

Platforms, Servers, & Services

Applications

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Click OK.

Add resources to the new group. For more information, refer to Add Resources to a Group.