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Access client - multiple machine groups


#1

Hey everyone,

Stupid question - is it possible for an Access machine to be a member of multiple machine groups?

The machine groups seem to be kind of OU-like, and a machine can only be in one machine group at a time.

I’m currently building out my alerts, and say I want to monitor Sage services - if multiple groups were possible I could just pop any machine across my clients into a Sage group, and configure the alerts to only apply to members of the Sage group, rather than handpicking a dozen machines individually.

I’m sure this can be achieved using Custom Machine Properties - but wanted to make sure that I’m not being a total idiot and confirm that membership of multiple groups isn’t possible, because that would be easier to configure and also see at-a-glance what machines have this group membership.


#3

Yes I would use the custom properties as well. What I also have done in the past for monitoring if any remote office PCs have gone offline is just to put the characters ”[S]” after a PC name, and then set a rule to monitor them. For example ”anthony PC [S]” - I guess you could do the same with sage PCs you need to monitor.


#4

A side note - the upcoming v5.3 will allow you to tag machines to provide arbitrary groupings. You can also filter by tag, making it easier to specify alerting and monitoring machine targets.


#5

Have you get a estimated date for 5.3, and is 5.2.12 coming first?


#6

Thank you both for the replies, exciting times ahead!