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Categorization Guide

Categorization Model and Methods

To present the virtual infrastructure, Veeam ONE Monitor uses the model that includes categories, groups and objects:

  • Category is a logical division or a sector of the virtual infrastructure.

Each category includes one or more groups.

  • Group is a collection of virtual infrastructure objects that share same characteristics, or match same criteria. You can think of a group as a tag assigned to an object.

Each group includes one or more VMs.

  • Objects are categorized elements of the virtual infrastructure.

There are four types of objects you can categorize in Veeam ONE Monitor: clusters, hosts, storage objects and virtual machines. However, to work with failover plans in VAO, you do not need to categorize clusters, hosts or storage objects — you must group virtual machines only.

The following picture illustrates an example of Veeam ONE Monitor categorization model.

Categorization Model and Methods

In the example above, the categorization model includes categories Department and Purpose.

  • Department category includes groups IT, Sales and Support
  • Purpose category includes groups Fileservers and Web

Virtual machines numbered 1-8 are included in groups within both categories.

Categorization Methods

To categorize VMs into VM groups, you can use the following methods:

  • Tag-Based Categorization the default method used by Veeam ONE Monitor to import categorization model from the vCenter Server.

If you want to create your own categories, you can disable tag-based categorization and perform categorization based on a single parameter and multiple conditions.

Categorization Model and Methods Important!

As soon as you disable or enable tag-based categorization, all previously configured categories and groups will be deleted from Veeam ONE Monitor.

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