How to Add Virtual Machines to a Machine Group

Virtual machines can be added to a machine group. The recommended best practice is to create a machine group consisting of nothing but virtual machines. You can, however, add both physical machines and virtual machines to the same machine group if you wish.

There are four different ways to add virtual machines to a machine group:

Note: The server will also be added to the Virtual Inventory list, which is used to manage your ESXi Hypervisors.

You can also add virtual machine templates that may be hosted on a server.

Note: For overview information about scanning for and deploying patches to virtual machines, see Virtual Machine Overview.