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1E 8.1 (on-premises)

Direct-based and Rule-based management groups

SLA and Tachyon support two types of management groups:

Rule-based management groups

allow you to define a rule expression which determines which devices are members of the group. The scenario below shows you how to use rule expressions to determine membership of a test management group

For more information about rule expressions, please refer to SLA management groups and rule expressions.

Direct-based management groups

allow you to specify a list of device FQDNs which will be members of the specified group.

Direct-based management groups are discussed on the Direct-based management groups page.

An overview of SLA management group capabilities is discussed below, with a simple test scenario.


Tachyon relies on SLA to determine the devices that fall within a management group. When management groups are synchronised from SLA to Tachyon, SLA uses the management group rules (for Rule-based groups) to create a set of devices which fall within the group, and it passes this device list to Tachyon.

For Direct-based membership groups, SLA will determine the actual active devices in the appropriate repository (normally the Default Inventory repository) and it will then return this list. That could be a subset of the devices which were defined as group members, if some of the devices are not online.

Understanding SLA management groups - a simple test scenario.

In the scenario below the test lab has been configured with Tachyon version 8, but with no optional applications such as AppClarity installed. Two devices have been configured as devices, in the lab domain, which is URTH.local. They are



All operations are conducted using an account (CISO) which has the Global Administrator role in Tachyon