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THWACK Tuesday Tip :: How to Create Groups Using Dynamic Queries

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How to Create Groups Using Dynamic Queries
How to Create Groups Using Dynamic Queries
October 29, 2019

Grouping your monitored elements is an easy way to begin organizing the sprawl of your monitored entities. Orion® Groups is a great tool to wrangle this potential sprawl. In this video, I’ll show you how to create a group using dynamic queries. When new elements come online matching the query, they’re automatically added to the group.

This just made my life so much more amazingly simple. 

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I do what I can, wherever I can, whenever I can, however I can.

I like it!  You could make a classy Can-Can dance out of that.


Or join Sammy Davis Junior's Candy Man Can song?


This is a feature that I really like for a growing or changing network. It makes organization easier.

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This is great KMSigma​.  Going back to make my groups dynamic now.  So much easier.  Thanks!

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Kevin's first computer was the family TI-99/4A. He's learned computing the best way possible: by fixing his own broken machines. He was a SolarWinds customer for nearly 10 years before joining the company. He's worked the range of IT jobs: from the 3-person consultancy to the international law firm. Along the way, he's become a SolarWinds advocate and evangelist of monitoring glory. His passions include shooting archery, blacksmithing, playing D&D, and helping IT professionals leave at a reasonable time each and every day.