Auto-assign rules are managed on the Auto assign page. To access the page, click Hosts → Auto assign on the menu.
To create a new auto-assign rule:
Click Hosts → Auto assign on the menu.
On the Auto assign page, select a host view by clicking its tab.
Click the Add rule button to add a new auto-assign rule.
Edit the rule properties and click Save when finished. See Figure 6.1.
In case your hosts have a suitable grouping and pattern to be used in auto assign (hostname, operating system name, operating system version), you may create auto-assign rules for moving the hosts automatically to the predefined groups. The rules can be modified at any time (you may choose whether to process all the hosts according to new rules instantly).
You may use wildcards
? in the auto-assign pattern fields. Rules are case-sensitive.
To edit an auto-assign rule, click Edit on the Auto assign page next to the rule you wish to edit.
Click Save when finished.
To delete an auto-assign rule, click Delete on the Auto assign page next to the rule you wish to delete. The rule is deleted immediately.
If several auto-assign rules match to a host, the first matching rule is used. To change the order in which the rules are evaluated, click the Sort button on the Auto assign page.
Change the order by clicking the Up and Down buttons. Click Save when finished.
After you have defined the rules, it is possible to apply the rules to all hosts currently under management (the managed hosts do not have to be connected to do this) or under Holding Area by clicking the Reprocess all hosts button on the Auto assign page. All hosts connecting to management later will be processed by the auto-assign rules in use at that time.
Configurations will not be updated to reflect the new grouping until you deploy the configurations under Configurations → Deploy configurations.