To enable you to easily apply policy, agent
action, and agent settings rules to groups of endpoints, you can
define virtual groups from the ESM Console. Virtual groups enable
you to group endpoints based on static characteristics such as hostname
or unique id; or dynamic characteristics such as IP address, range,
or subnet. You can also add existing groups to a static virtual
group to create a nested virtual group of endpoints.
you can also search agent logs in the ESM Console by virtual group.
create a new virtual group:
For each virtual group you define, the ESM Console displays
and a listing of the number of workstations, servers, and groups
the virtual group
Click the action menu
Virtual Group type
specify the membership characteristics:
on existing endpoints (by hostname) or nested endpoint groups (static
—Membership based on endpoint
characteristics—such as IPv4 or IPv6 address, range, or subnet.
identify and describe the group.
Define the membership criteria for the Virtual Group
type you selected.
After you create your group, use it to:
Reduce the scope of a policy, agent settings, or
agent action rule. To apply a policy to a virtual group specify
the group name in the
tab of the rule.
View the agent health for endpoints belonging to a virtual
group. On the
filter to display
only endpoints that match the filter criteria.