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Veeam Availability Orchestrator 2.0
User Guide

Categorizing VMs

VM groups are automatically populated using the embedded Veeam ONE server and its Business View engine.

Tag-Based Categorization

By default, Veeam ONE Monitor categorizes VMs into VM groups based on vCenter Server Tags — which dynamically group VMs by metadata attached in the vSphere inventory.

VM membership in these groups cannot be edited in the VAO UI — you must modify group properties in Veeam ONE Monitor or modify tags in the vCenter environment.

For more information on how to group VMs using tags collected from the vCenter Server, see the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Group Management Guide, section Tag-Based Categorization.

Import-Based Categorization

You can synchronize Business View categorization data with categorization data from 3rd-party software.

If you have already categorized VMs outside Veeam ONE Monitor, you can describe the categorization model using a CSV file and then import this file to Veeam ONE Monitor.

VM 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.

For more information on how to import categorization data using CSV files, see the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Group Management Guide, section Import-Based Categorization.

Custom Categorization

If you want to create your own categories in Veeam ONE Monitor, you can group VMs 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 VM properties for creating groups.
  • Categorization with grouping expressions creates a set of groups and includes VMs with matching attributes into these groups.

VM membership in these groups cannot be edited in the VAO UI — you must modify group properties in Veeam ONE Monitor.

For more information on how to group VMs in Veeam ONE Monitor, see the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Group Management Guide, sections Single-Parameter Categorization, Multiple-Condition Categorization and Categorization with Grouping Expressions.

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