Create a dynamic computer group for every client. Well, later you will create more groups for other objects too as Domain Controllers, Exchange Servers, etc for each client but Group of Windows-based computers is the must.
Let me refresh your memory; some of the purposes for using groups are:
- To scope overrides to a specific subset of computers.
- To scope alert notifications or product connector subscriptions for a specific set of computers.
- To scope user consoles, so the user role only sees the servers they are responsible for.
- To scope a set of computers that need to go into a scheduled maintenance mode.
- To scope application views only to computers that host a given application.
- To create a rollup health state view of an otherwise unrelated set of computers.
- To create a set of computers for a report.
Pre-configuration information required:
- Client’s company name
- List of client servers’ FQDN and their roles
- Appropriate rights and permissions (SCOM Administrator)
Process: Please follow these steps to create a dynamic group of computers.
- Log on to one of the SCOM management servers
- Launch Operations Console
- Go to Authoring navigation pane > Groups > Create a New Group
- Click New to create new management pack and give the name and description (follow this standard naming convention for MP names)
- Click Next two times
- On Dynamic Members page, click Create/Edit Rules ….
- Click Add to build a query
- Select DNS Domain Name from the Property drop down list
- Select Contains from the Operator drop down list
- Type the Domain name of the customer > Click OK
Note: If a client has servers in multiple domains or DMZ, add another query in the same window.
- Click Next two times > Click Create
- To verify if the group members are being populated or not, right click on the newly created group and select View Group Members …
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