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Organizing endpoints into Groups

Organizing endpoints into groups

A major benefit of this feature is that you can use group policies to meet different security requirements.

You can manage endpoint groups in the left-side pane of the Network page, under Computers and Groups folder.

Under the Network group belonging to your company, you can create, delete, rename and move computer groups within a custom-defined tree structure.

Note

  • A group can contain both endpoints and other groups.

  • When selecting a group in the left-side pane, you can view all endpoints except for those placed into its sub-groups. To view all endpoints included in the group and in its sub-groups, click the Filters menu located at the upper side of the table and select All items recursively in the Depth section.

Creating groups

Before you start creating groups, think of the reasons why you need them and come up with a grouping scheme.

For example, you can group endpoints based on one or a mix of the following criteria:

  • Organization structure (Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Software Development, Management etc.).

  • Security needs (Desktops, Laptops, Servers, etc.).

  • Location (Headquarter, Local Offices, Remote Workers, Home Offices etc.).

To organize your network into groups:

  1. Select the Computers and Groups folder in the left-side pane.

  2. Click the add_inline.png Add group button at the upper-side of the left-side pane.

  3. Enter a suggestive name for the group and click OK.

Renaming groups

To rename a group:

  1. Select the group in the left-side pane.

  2. Click the edit.png Edit group button at the upper-side of the left-side pane.

  3. Enter the new name in the corresponding field.

  4. Click OK to confirm.

You can move entities to Computers and Groups anywhere inside the group hierarchy. To move an entity, drag and drop it from the right-side pane to the group that you want in the left-side pane.

Note

The entity that is moved will inherit the policy settings of the new parent group, unless a different policy has been directly assigned to it.

For more information about policy inheritance, refer to Security policies.Security policies

Deleting groups

Deleting a group is a final action. As a result, the security agent installed on the targeted endpoint will be removed.

To delete a group:

  1. Click the empty group in the left-side pane of the Network page.

  2. Click the delete.png Remove group button at the upper-side of the left-side pane.

    Click Yes to confirm your action.

Organizing virtual machines into groups

You can manage virtual machines groups in the left-side pane of the Network page, under the Custom Groups folder.

Virtual machines imported from Nutanix Prism Element are grouped under the Nutanix Inventory folder.

Virtual machines imported from VMware vCenter are grouped under the VMware Inventory folder.

Virtual machines imported from XenServer are grouped under the Citrix Inventory folder.

You cannot edit the Nutanix Inventory, the VMware Inventory or the Citrix Inventory.

You can only view and manage the corresponding virtual machines.

All virtual machines that are not managed by Nutanix Prism, vCenter or XenServer systems are detected by Network Discovery and placed under Custom Groups, where you can organize them into groups as you want.

A major benefit is that you can use group policies to meet different security requirements.

Under Custom Groups you can create, delete, rename and move virtual machine groups within a custom-defined tree structure.

Note

  • A group can contain both virtual machines and other groups.

  • When selecting a group in the left-side pane, you can view all virtual machines except for those placed into its sub-groups.

    To view all virtual machines included in the group and in its sub-groups, click the Filters menu located at the upper side of the table and select All items recursively in the Depth section.

Creating groups

Before you start creating groups, think of the reasons why you need them and come up with a grouping scheme.

For example, you can group virtual machines based on one or a mix of the following criteria:

  • Organization structure (Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Software Development, Management etc.).

  • Security needs (Desktops, Laptops, Servers, etc.).

  • Location (Headquarter, Local Offices, Remote Workers, Home Offices etc.).

To organize your network into groups:

  1. Select Custom Groups in the left-side pane.

  2. Click the add_inline.png Add group button at the top of the left-side pane.

  3. Enter a suggestive name for the group and click OK.

    The new group is displayed under Custom Groups .

Renaming groups

To rename a group:

  1. Select the group in the left-side pane.

  2. Click the edit.png Edit group button at the top of the left-side pane.

  3. Enter the new name in the corresponding field.

  4. Click OK to confirm.

Moving groups and virtual machines

You can move entities anywhere inside the Custom Groups hierarchy.

To move an entity, drag and drop it from the right-side pane to the group that you want in the left-side pane.

Note

The entity that is moved will inherit the policy settings of the new parent group, unless the policy inheritance has been disabled and a different policy has been assigned to it.

For more information about policy inheritance, refer to policies.Security policies

Deleting groups

A group cannot be deleted if it contains at least one virtual machine.

Move all the virtual machines from the group you want to delete to other groups.

If the group includes sub-groups, you can choose to move entire sub-groups rather than individual virtual machines.

To delete a group:

  1. Select the empty group.

  2. Click the delete_inline.png Remove group button at the top of the left-side pane.

    Click Yes to confirm your action.

Organizing containers into groups

You can manage container groups in the left-side pane of the Network page, under the Custom Groups folder.

All containers are detected by Network Discovery and placed under Custom Container Groups, where you can organize them into groups as you want.

A major benefit is that you can use group policies to meet different security requirements.

Under Custom Container Groups you can create, delete, rename and move container groups within a custom-defined tree structure.

Note

  • A group can contain only containers.

  • When selecting a group in the left-side pane, you can view all containers except for those placed into its sub-groups.

    To view all containers included in the group and in its sub-groups, click the Filters menu located at the upper side of the table and select All items recursively in the Depth section.

Creating groups

Before you start creating groups, think of the reasons why you need them and come up with a grouping scheme.

For example, you can group containers based on one or a mix of the following criteria:

  • Organization structure (Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Software Development, Management etc.).

  • Container purpose (DevOps support, support for microservices architectures, etc).

  • Location (Headquarter, Local Offices, Remote Workers, Home Offices etc.).

To organize your network into groups:

  1. Select Custom Groups in the left-side pane.

  2. Click the add_inline.png Add group button at the top of the left-side pane.

  3. Enter a suggestive name for the group and click OK.

    The new group is displayed under Custom Groups .

Renaming groups

To rename a group:

  1. Select the group in the left-side pane.

  2. Click the edit.png Edit group button at the top of the left-side pane.

  3. Enter the new name in the corresponding field.

  4. Click OK to confirm.

Moving groups and containers

You can move container hosts only inside the Custom Containers Groups hierarchy.

Note

  • You can not move individual containers.

  • You can not move container hosts outside of the Custom Container Groups hierarchy.

To move an container host, drag and drop its icon to the group that you want.

Note

The entity that is moved will inherit the policy settings of the new parent group, unless the policy inheritance has been disabled and a different policy has been assigned to it.

For more information about policy inheritance, refer to policies.Security policies

Deleting groups

A group cannot be deleted if it contains at least container host.

Move all the container hosts from the group you want to delete to other groups.

If the group includes sub-groups, you can choose to move entire sub-groups rather than individual container hosts.

To delete a group:

  1. Select the empty group.

  2. Click the delete_inline.png Remove group button at the top of the left-side pane.

    Click Yes to confirm your action.

Organizing custom users into groups

You can view the available user groups in the left-side pane of the Network page.

Active Directory users are grouped under Active Directory.

You cannot edit the Active Directory groups.

You can only view and add devices to the corresponding users.

You can place all non-Active Directory users under Custom Groups, where you can create and organize groups as you want.

A major benefit is that you can use group policies to meet different security requirements.

Under Custom Groups you can create, delete, rename and move user groups within a custom-defined tree structure.

Important

  • A group can contain both users and other groups.

  • When selecting a group in the left-side pane, you can view all users except those placed into its sub-groups.

    To view all users included in the group and in its sub-groups, click the Filters menu located at the upper side of the table and select All items recursively in the Depth section.

Creating groups

To create a custom group:

  1. Select Custom Groups in the left-side pane.

  2. Click the add_inline.png Add group button at the top of the left-side pane.

  3. Enter a suggestive name for the group and click OK.

    The new group is displayed under Custom Groups.

Renaming groups

To rename a custom group:

  1. Select the group in the left-side pane.

  2. Click the edit.png Edit group button at the top of the left-side pane.

  3. Enter the new name in the corresponding field.

  4. Click OK to confirm.

Moving groups and users

You can move groups and users anywhere inside the Custom Groups hierarchy.

To move a group or a user, drag and drop it from the current location to the new one.

Note

The entity that is moved will inherit the policy settings of the new parent group, unless the policy inheritance has been disabled and a different policy has been assigned to it.

Deleting groups

A group cannot be deleted if it contains at least one user.

Move all users from the group you want to delete to another group.

If the group includes sub-groups, you can choose to move all sub-groups rather than individual users.

To delete a group:

  1. Select the empty group.

  2. Click the delete_inline.png Remove group button at the top of the left-side pane.

    Click Yes to confirm your action.