Create a device group

You can create both dynamic and static device groups. Dynamic groups automatically add all devices that match specified criteria to the group, while static groups require you to manually add each device.

Create a dynamic device group

  1. Log into the Web UI on the Discover appliance.
  2. From the top menu, click Metrics and then click Device Groups in the left pane.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the Name field, type a name for the new group.
  5. In the Group Type section, select Dynamic with criteria.
  6. Click the drop-down list and select one of the following criteria:
    IP address
    Adds devices that match a substring in the device IP address in IPv4, IPv6, or CIDR block.
    Name
    Adds devices that match a substring in the device name.
    Node
    (Command appliance only) Adds devices that match a substring in the node name.
    MAC address
    Adds devices that match a substring in the device MAC address.
    Tag
    Adds devices that match a substring in the user-defined device tag.
    Type
    Select the following options from the drop-down lists:
    Activity
    Adds devices that are associated with active metrics. For example, selecting Activity: HTTP Server adds devices with HTTP server metrics, and any other device with the custom type set to HTTP Server.
    Device type
    Adds devices that are classified as a gateway, firewall, load balancer, file server, or custom device.
    Class
    Adds devices that are classified as node, remote, custom, or pseudo.
    Vendor
    Adds devices that match a substring in the device vendor name as determined by the Organizationally Unique Identifier (OUI) lookup.
    VLAN
    Adds devices that match a substring in the device VLAN tag. VLAN information is extracted from VLAN tags, if the traffic mirroring process preserves them on the mirror port.
    1. To include custom devices that meet the specified criteria, select Include custom devices.
  7. Optional: In the Description field, add information about this device group.
  8. Click OK.

Create a static device group

  1. Log into the Web UI on the Discover appliance.
  2. Click Metrics and then click Device Groups.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the Name field, type a name for the new group.
  5. In the Group Type section, select Static.
  6. Optional: In the Description field, add information about this device group.
  7. Click OK.
    Your device group is now created. Next, assign devices to your group.
  8. Add devices to your group.
    1. Click Devices in the left pane.
    2. Find a device and then select the checkbox next to the devices you want to add to your group.
      You can view traffic and protocol metrics associated with the device by clicking the device name.
    3. At the top of the device table, hover over the icons and click the (Add to Group) icon.
    4. Select your device group from the Select a group... drop-down list.
    5. Click Add to Group.
Published 2017-11-14 20:34