Groups are containers that can contain any number and type of objects in your environment. vRealize Operations Manager collects data from the objects in the group and displays the results in dashboards and views that you define.

How Groups Work

Groups are installed with vRealize Operations Manager, created by an adapter, or created by a user. Based on the group criteria, you can use groups to organize your environment and monitor all objects in the group together. You can also assign policies to groups and make group membership dynamic.

For example, if you have a set of vSphere hosts and you do not want to generate alerts when the host goes into maintenance mode, you can put the vSphere hosts in a group and assign a policy that includes a maintenance schedule setting. During the maintenance period, vRealize Operations Manager ignores any metrics for those objects and does not generate any alerts. After the maintenance period ends, vRealize Operations Manager returns to monitoring the objects and generates alerts if an outage occurs.

Where You Find Custom Groups

To access Custom Groups that you create, click Environment on the top menu, then click the Custom Groups tab.

Custom Group Options

Click the plus sign to add a group. You can only edit, clone, or delete a user-created group. You cannot modify groups installed with vRealize Operations Manager or by an adapter.

The Groups data grid displays an overview of the state of each group.

Table 1. Group Data Grid Options

Option

Description

Name

Select the group name to display a summary of the group. Select to the right of the name to edit, clone, or delete the group.

Summary

Criticality of the health, risk, and efficiency of any group. Click a group with a red, orange, or yellow criticality to get more details about potential problems with objects in the group.