In the Network Map page, you can group multiple entities together for the better management and visibility. In the Network Map page, groups define a set of multiple entities. A group can also contain other groups. Groups are used to organize the entity list and to provide a context to the visualization in the network map. You can also use groups when searching for entities and paths.

vRealize Network Insight automatically creates some types of groups. For example, the system groups virtual entities inside the same physical host. You can also add your own groups, delete groups, and edit existing groups.
Note: You cannot edit or delete system-generated groups.


  1. In the Network Map page, click Edit in the lower-right corner.
  2. After you click Edit, you can do the following:
    Option Action
    Add a group To add a group, do the following:
    1. Click the Add Group icon located in the lower-right corner.
    2. In the Create Group window, in the Name text box, enter a group name.
    3. From the Entities drop-down, select all the entities that you want to add in the group.
    4. From the Color drop-down, select a color for the group, and click SUBMIT.
    Edit a group To edit a group, do the following:
    1. Select the user-defined group that you want to edit, and click Edit Group.
    2. In the Edit Group window, do the required changes.
    3. Click Submit.
    Note: You can edit only user-defined groups. You cannot edit system-generated groups.
    Delete a group To delete a group, do the following:
    1. Select the group you want to delete, and click Delete Group.
    2. In the Confirm Action window, click Confirm.
    3. Refresh the Network Map to view the changes.