This topic discusses creating groups of systems. When you have many systems sending data to a Unomaly instance, organizing the systems into groups make it possible for users to treat the systems as larger units for more efficient investigations, troubleshooting, and configurations.

Organize systems into groups

You can create groups based on common characteristics that the systems share, such as their function in the infrastructure or their geographical location. Individual systems can be part of more than one group.

Follow these steps to create a new group of systems.

  1. In the Manage groups page, click New group in the left-hand sidebar.

  2. Type in a Goup name.

When naming a group, choose a name that describes the common characteristics of the systems you will add to the group. For example:

  • Systems of similar type, such as webserver
  • Systems that fullfill a service or function, such as Customer_portal
  • Systems that are related or share ownership, such as IBM_systems

To make troubleshooting data issues easier, we recommend organizing your data and systems into groups based on their functions. This also works in line with the Teams and Permissions feature, which makes sure that users access data that is relevant to them. See Teams and permissions.

Add systems to a group

In the Manage groups main page:

  1. Select the systems you want to add to a group.

    You can use the search box to filter for the system names, or use the check boxes next to each system.

  2. Click the “Add to group” icon to the right of the search bar.

  3. Select the group or groups that you want to add the systems to.

Remove systems from a group

In the Manage groups page, if selected systems are already part of a group, you can use the “Remove from group” icon to take them out of groups. Removing a system from a group does not delete the system.

To remove systems from more than one group, use the main page and the systems list. Otherwise, you can click into a group to edit the members of the group.

Edit group settings

To change the name of a group or remove the group:

  1. Click on the cogwheel for a group object in the left-hand sidebar.

  2. To change the name of the group, choose Rename and type in the new name.

  3. To remove the group, choose Delete and confirm the action.

    Group labels are tags added to systems to organize or classify them. Deleting a group does not remove the systems in the group.