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Can I add a device to multiple groups?

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Is there a possibility to add a single device to multiple groups? I'm trying to show my enterprise structur with groups. So I have groups like Windows, Unix, Server, virtual, physical, location x. I could copy the device, but then I had to make change for a single device in different places.

With the groups I want to show a quick overview. Like Windows (0 Warnings), Unix (1 Warning), Server (1 Warning).

The device should have in every group the same configuration. I just want to display it with the groups and create with the groups an overview about all problems.

devices groups multiple

Created on Feb 20, 2015 11:07:41 AM by  Lukas Huber (-1) 1



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You can of course create multiple devices for the same endpoint, which would accomplish the goal of "adding a device to multiple groups". But then you end up managing the same device in multiple locations.

I think your best bet might be to rely on tagging, and utilize reporting, perhaps customizing a report for your own purpose. Even using tags and maps might be a good alternative, maybe in combination with dashboard views.

Hope that helps.

Best, JZ

Created on Feb 20, 2015 9:13:10 PM by  jelyz (70) 1



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Hi,

You might also want to have a look at libraries to create multiple overviews regardless of the device tree structure.

Best regards

Created on Feb 23, 2015 5:36:54 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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