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Use groups

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Updated: June 16, 2017

The Grouping functionality allows an administrator to define a logical organization and permission structure to the data that is gathered by SRM Profiler. A Group console can quickly show an overview of its devices as a whole, and serve as a quick link to those devices.

Grouping also determines the permissions for what a user can see. Users can only see devices with the same group(s) permissions.

Groups are completely user-defined, and can be used to represent departments, projects, server types, and lines of business, operator assignments or any other category that is relevant to your specific organization. When you are assigning devices, objects and users to groups, it affects SRM Profiler's interface in the following ways:

  • Tree Menu: (The structure of the tree menu) Users will only see groups and devices in the tree menu that their permissions allow.
  • Reports: The groups available when a report is executed or scheduled: Only the groups and devices the user has access will be available.
  • Consoles: Console can quickly show an overview of its devices as a whole, and serve as a quick link to those devices.

When you define a group, you can put different types of objects in them, which include:

  • Backup Clients
  • Server and NAS
  • SAN
  • Storage – Volume
  • User
  • Storage – Qtree
  • Storage – LUN
  • SAN Switch ports
  • VMware VM
  • VMware ESX


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