About Machine Groups

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VMware vCenter Protect - Configuration Management uses machine groups to keep track of the machines that are included in a particular scan. Even the local machine My Machine is considered a machine group. Among the predefined machine groups are:

 

 

My Machine

This group includes only the local machine.

 

My Domain

Includes all of the machines that are a part of the domain to which the scanning computer is joined.

 

My Test Machines

A group of machines that represent a 'smaller' view of your actual network environment.  A machine of each type that is typically scanned should be added to this group and used for testing purposes.

 

Entire Network

Includes all machines currently viewable in Network Neighborhood.

 

Import New Machine Group

Import a list of machine names from a previously created XML file.

New Machine Group

Create a custom group of machines.