Compute inventory groups categorize compute VMs using criteria such as names, IP addresses, and tags.
- Log in to VMware Cloud Services at https://vmc.vmware.com.
- Click VIEW DETAILS. , then pick an SDDC card and click
- Click OPEN NSX MANAGER and log in with the NSX Manager Admin User Account shown on the SDDC Settings page.
You can also use the VMC Console Networking & Security tab for this workflow. See SDDC Network Administration with NSX Manager.
- Open the Inventory page.
- On the Groups page, click Compute Groups, then click ADD GROUP and give the group a Name and an optional Description.
To modify an existing group, select it and click the ellipsis button at the beginning of the group row.
- Click Set Members to open the Select Members page.
Compute group members have a Type of Generic and can contain VMs or objects such as Compute network segments. There are several ways to designate membership in a compute group.
Option Description Membership Criteria Click ADD CRITERIA and use the drop-down controls to specify one or more criteria in the form of
Object Type, Property, Condition, Valuetuples. For example, a group with these criteria:
Virtual Machine Name Contains db_includes VMs whose names contain the string
db_. You can also create groups of tagged network segments, segment ports, or IP sets by specifying a tag, or
Segment Tag Equals testbedsto include network segments that have the tag
Objects that match all of the selected criteria are included in the group.
Members Select a membership category from the Select Category drop-down list, then select members from the list. IP Addresses Enter an IP address, CIDR block, or a range of IP addresses in the form ip-ip (for example
192.168.1.1-192.168.1.100) or click Import to import these values from a file.
MAC Addresses Enter one or more MAC addresses. Separate multiple addresses with commas. AD Groups Groups with Active Directory members can be used in the source text box of a distributed firewall rule for Identity Firewall. Groups can contain both AD and compute members.
- (Optional) Tag the group.
See Add Tags to an Object in the NSX Data Center Administration Guide for more information about tagging NSX objects.
- Click SAVE to create the group.
What to do next
To review group members, select a group and click View Members to review the list of group members to view group members and membership criteria. Click Where Used to see a list of firewall rules that include the group.