Dynamic groups

Dynamic Groups are in essence custom filters defined in Templates. Computers are filtered on the Agent side, so no extra information needs to be transferred to the server. The Agent decides on its own which Dynamic Groups a client belongs to. Dynamic Group templates are defined in ERA Web Console, see our Knowledgebase article for more information about how to define Dynamic Group templates.

There are some pre-defined Dynamic Groups available after you have installed ESET Virtualization Security. If you need to, you can create custom Dynamic Groups. When creating them, create a template first and then create a Dynamic Group.

Another approach is to create a new Dynamic Group and new template on the fly.

More than one Dynamic Group can be created from one template.

A user can use Dynamic Groups in other parts of ERA. It is possible to assign policies to them or prepare a task for all computers therein.

Dynamic Groups can be nested under Static Groups or Dynamic Groups. However, the topmost group is always static.

All the Dynamic Groups under a certain Static Group only filter clients from that Static Group no matter how deep they are in the tree. Moreover, for nested Dynamic Groups, a child Dynamic Group filters the results of the parent Dynamic Group.

Policies are applied as described here. However, once created, they can be moved within the tree.