The attributes of the target class associated with the group define a group’s matching criteria. Each matching criterion has the following fields:

  • Name identifies the name of the target class attribute.

  • Description is the description of the target class attribute.

  • Value is the value of the target class attribute, which can be any combination of text, integers, and wildcards. The Value field for a matching criterion is not case-sensitive.

    As an example of a matching criterion for target class UnitaryComputerSystem, if you specify Router for the Type attribute, only routers become members of the group; if you specify R1* for the Name attribute, only routers having names beginning with the string R1 become members of the group.

    When a managed object matches a group’s target class and matches all of the attributes defined for the target class, the managed object becomes a member of the group.