Putting it all together

Before creating custom groups, group types must be defined. Group types are what will bind super metrics to custom groups and will help you organize categories of groups in vRealize Operations.

Because a group type is required when creating a custom group, it must be created in advance. Once the custom group is created, the group type can only be changed if the custom group is cloned.

For example, let's say we want to logically organize things into two group types: by organizational or business units and by application or server roles. In the Organizational Business Units group type, we want to have custom groups where we group objects by department or cloud tenant, such as All Development VMs, All Development DB ...

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