Sometimes, you might need to group devices based on some logical criteria. For example, you may wish to create groups such as a group containing all cisco routers, or a group containing all cisco switches etc., This would help in carrying out certain common operations with ease.
Go to "Inventory" >> Select the devices >> More action >> " Group selected devices"
In the UI that comes, provide a name and description for the new group
The group should be assigned with devices. To associate devices with the group, simply select the needed devices from the list and form a group
Device Groups can be created as 'Public' or 'Private'.
Once you create a group, the name of the group will be listed under " Groups" in the adjacent pane.
Network Configuration Manager supports the following operations to be performed for Device Groups:
Setting Credentials for all the devices of the group
Configuration Backup for all devices of the group at one go
Configuration Upload for all devices of the group in bulk
Configuration change management for all devices of the group
Defining compliance rules/policies for all devices of the group
Perform any operation as desired by choosing the relevant menu item
You can change any information pertaining to a particular group. For instance, you can change the group name, edit the description or modify the criteria. To do any or all of these tasks,
Go to "Inventory" >> "Groups" and click on the group to be edited. The devices in the group will be listed
Click on 'More action' in top right. Change the desired field and click "Save"
Go to "Inventory" >> "Groups" >>Select the desired groups and click on the "Delete" icon on the top right corner. The group will be deleted once and for all
Note: If the device group you are trying to delete is referred by some other operation such as a Schedule, you will not be able to delete the group until all the references are removed.