Creating a new group enables you to customize the settings for a group of managed elements. You can use two methods to create a new group:

  • Copy an existing group, as described in “Copying an existing group”. The new group contains the same settings and thresholds as the original group. Matching criteria are not copied.
  • Create an empty group, as described in “Creating a new group” The new group does not contain any settings or members. You must add settings and matching criteria, and set the priority of the new group.

After you create a new group, use procedures previously described to adjust the settings of the new group. “About group settings” and “About the priority of groups” provides information.