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Endpoint Groups


Action1 IT management software & monitoring tools enable you to organize your managed endpoints into groups. A group a sub-set of managed endpoints within an organization. Add your managed endpoints to these groups and manage them with more precision. For example, divide your devices based on the operating system, by importance, by asset type, etc. Action1 enables you to create automation policies and run actions on the entire group simultaneously.


Groups or Managed Endpoints List?

On the Managed Endpoints page, you’ll see all endpoints for your organization. There  you can invoke actions and specify applicable endpoints.

Groups allow you to review endpoints you explicitly organized together. You can manage them as a single entity, for example:

  • Run actions
  • Create and apply policies for the entire set

Configuring a New Group

  1. Select Create Group or + New Group, then provide a name and description and select Create.
Creating a group
  1. Specify rules to automatically add endpoints to this group. Select Add Criteria and choose one of these options. Note: You can always add endpoints manually.
Adding a criteria
  • Operating system: pick an OS and is/is not. For example, you can include all Windows Server 2019 endpoints.
  • Name: provide a name or a match type. For example, you can include all endpoints which names start with TEST.
  • IP Address: pick a match type (is/is not) add one or more IP addresses or a range.
Adding an IP criteria

The endpoints matching all these conditions will be automatically included in the group. For example, you can automatically add endpoints that start with TEST, run on Windows Server 2019, are within the IP range. Additionally, you can add as many endpoints you need manually even if they don’t match these rules.

Rules for an endpoint group

Alternatively, define endpoints that should be excluded by default. You can create complicated criteria sets to distinguish endpoints and assign them to groups. To customize your group, select Group Settings.

An endpoint group

Adding Endpoints One-by-One

  1. Navigate to the group page.
  2. Select Add Endpoints.
  3. Specify endpoints from the list and select Add.


Removing Endpoints from Group

Action1 enables you to re-arrange your groups within an organization. There are several ways to remove an endpoint from a group:

  • If you have added an endpoint manually, select Actions next to it and pick Remove from Group.
  • If the endpoint matches the group criteria, you should either update Group Settings or add this endpoint to the excluded list by selecting Actions / Exclude from Group.

Note: Removing an endpoint from a group doesn’t disconnect it from the Action1 Cloud. You can always see all endpoints on the Managed Endpoints page.


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