You create and edit selective groups by using the Global Console. Creating or editing groups through the console requires administrator privileges from the Global Manager. Operators with monitoring privileges can view groups in the Topology Browser and Map Console, but are not able to create or edit groups.

You should be aware of the following points when creating selective groups:

  • Top-level selective groups cannot contain members, only child groups. As such, you need to create both a top-level group and one or more child groups to assign topology elements to a group.

  • By default, each top-level group contains all the topology elements that match its target class and matching criteria.

  • Each group is identified by a unique name. The name is displayed in group maps and in the Topology Browser. It is the value of the DisplayName attribute for the group instance.

  • Hierarchical groups are visible in the Group Definition window, but they cannot be edited.