Using custom groups
Grouping helps the administrator to organize data protection by company departments, by Active Directory organizational units, by various populations of users, by the site locations and the like. To make the best use of the AD OU criterion, consider reproducing the Active Directory hierarchy in the management server. Grouping by the IP address range enables taking account of the network topology.
The groups you create can be nested. The management server is capable of maintaining up to 500 groups in total. A machine can be a member of more than one group.
Besides physical machines, you can group virtual machines hosted on registered virtualization servers. Virtual machines have their own grouping criteria depending on their properties.