Restore recovery locations are automatically populated using the embedded Veeam ONE server and its Business View engine. By default, resources are categorized into resource groups based on both vCenter Server tags and custom categories configured in Veeam ONE Client. You can also group resources based on categorization data imported from 3rd party software.
You can group resources based on vCenter Server tags that dynamically categorize objects by metadata attached in the vSphere inventory. Resource membership in these groups cannot be edited in the VAO UI — you must modify tags in the vSphere environment.
To learn how to group resources using tags collected from the vCenter Server, see the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Group Management Guide, section Tag-Based Categorization. To learn how to create tag categories and assign tags to infrastructure objects in the vSphere inventory, see VMware Docs.
You can create your own categories and resource groups using the functionality of Veeam ONE Client. Resource membership in these groups cannot be edited in the VAO UI — you must modify group properties in Veeam ONE Client. You can group resources using the following methods:
- Single-parameter categorization creates a group for each unique value of the selected property.
- Multiple-condition categorization allows you to combine multiple conditions that evaluate object properties for creating groups.
- Categorization with grouping expressions creates a set of groups and includes objects with matching attributes into these groups.
To learn how to group infrastructure objects in Veeam ONE Client, see the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Group Management Guide, sections Single-Parameter Categorization, Multiple-Condition Categorization and Categorization with Grouping Expressions.
You can synchronize Business View categorization data with categorization data from 3rd party software. If you have already categorized resources outside Veeam ONE Client, you can describe the categorization model using a CSV file and then import this file to Veeam ONE Client. Resource membership in these groups cannot be edited in the VAO UI — you must modify categorization data in the CSV file and then import the file again.
To learn how to import categorization data using CSV files, see the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Group Management Guide, section Import-Based Categorization.