The basic steps for creating and configuring access groups are:

  1. In a Polling and Thresholds Console attached to a VoIP Availability Manager, click the Device Access tab to display the access configuration group tree.

  2. In the tree, use one of the existing default access configuration groups to create a new access group. One method to create a new access group is to right-click the existing group and select Copy.

    For example, to create a new group for Nortel Servers that have a different set of CLI login credentials and execution parameters, right-click the existing Nortel Servers group in the tree and select Copy. (“Creating new groups” on page 126 describes procedures for creating empty groups and groups based on existing groups.)

  3. Edit the parameters as appropriate in each of the access configuration groups.

  4. Define matching criteria for each of the access configuration groups to limit each group’s membership to the server or group of servers for which the parameters specified in step 3 apply.

    For example to create matching criteria that defines a new Nortel group, specify the OID value for SystemObjectID. Then, define other variables and values to refine the membership; for example, Name = Nortel*, which limits the membership to only those devices having names that begin with the string Nortel.

  5. Change the priority of the access configuration group as needed. Typically, the default access group is placed at the bottom of the priority list. (The procedure for changing the priority of groups is given in “Modifying the priority of groups” on page 124.)

    Modify the properties of a access configuration group in the same way that you modify the properties of a polling or threshold group: through the Settings, Priorities, and Matching Criteria tabs, available when the group name is selected in the left panel of the Polling and Thresholds Console.

  6. After customizing the properties of a group, click Apply to save the changes.

  7. Click Reconfigure or select Reconfigure from the Group menu to implement the changes.