This page allows the creation of groups that you can assign one or more virtual machine to. Virtual machines are then displayed under their respective group name within the virtual machines table on the virtual machines page.
Grouping is designed to help you categorise your virtual machines. As an example your virtual machines might serve the purpose of web servers and database server and so you may wish to group servers of each type using those respective titles. Once you've added a virtual machine to a group it will then appear underneath the group title within the main virtual machines table on the virtual machines page. Grouping virtual machines also affords you the opportunity to have machines of the same group placed onto different backend servers; therefore improving resiliency. Note, a virtual machine can only belong to one group. For further categorisation consider using tags.
Warning - Segregation Reversal:
Deleting a group that has segregation enabled might result in any now group-less machines being placed on the same backend servers in future.
There are currently two different ways to add a virtual machine to a group, as follows:
When creating a new virtual machine you are provided the opportunity to assign it to an existing group.
To add an existing virtual machine to an existing group:
The machine(s) in question now belongs to the given group.