To create a selective group:

  1. Select Groups from the Configure menu of the Global Console. The Group Definition window appears.


    This requires administrator privileges. The Configure menu is not displayed for users with monitoring privileges.

  2. To create a top-level group, select the Global Manager icon and click the Create Top Level Group toolbar button.

    To create a child group, select the parent group and click the Create New Group toolbar button. The New Group dialog box appears.

  3. Specify a name, description, and target class for the group. After you finish specifying values for these three fields, click OK.

    The new group displays in the Group Definition window. You can also see the group as an instance of the SelectiveGroup class in the Topology Browser Console or as a group in the Groups tab of the Map Console.

  4. Change the priority of the new group. If there are other groups at the same level of the group hierarchy, they are listed under the Priorities tab. By default, a new group is assigned the lowest priority.

    To change a group’s priority, select the group whose priority you want to change. Under the Priorities tab, click the up arrow to give the group a higher priority or click the down arrow to give the group a lower priority.

  5. Click the Matching Criteria tab and specify a matching pattern for the group. By default, a new group does not contain matching criteria, meaning it matches all possible elements.

    For example, if you want to create a group that includes systems from a certain geographical area, then you might match against the value of the Type and Location attributes.

    For example:

    • Specify a pattern that matches the type of systems you want to group.

      To create a group of routers you would add Type as a matching criteria attribute and specify a matching pattern of Router.

  6. Select the parent for the newly created group, or the Global Manager, and click the Regroup toolbar button.


    To create a catch-all group, create a group with no matching criteria and assign it the lowest priority.