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Manage administrative groups

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Overview

An administrative group is a logical categorization of the servers that share something in common. For example, servers located in one region can belong to one administrative group. Similarly, servers having the same operating system can belong to another administrative group.

The administrative group allows you to organize your servers for better management. To manage the servers under a group, you assign a group admin. It is mandatory that you create an administrative group and attach servers to it.

A cloud or an organization administrator can optionally create a group administrator. A group administrator can manage one or more administrative groups assigned by the cloud or organization administrator. A group administrator can perform the following group management tasks only for the assigned administrative groups:

View administrative groups

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console. 
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Administrative Groups.
    The Manage Administrative Groups page displays a list of available administrative groups.
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    You can click the File server administrative group for which you want to view details.

View administrative group details

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console. 
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Administrative Groups
    The Manage Administrative Groups page displays a list of available administrative groups.
  4. Click the administrative group name for which you want to view details.
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    The Summary tab of the administrative groups' details page displays the following fields:
    Field Description
    Description The description for the administrative group.
    # Resources The number of servers associated with the administrative group.
    Backup & Restore

    The Backup & Restore section displays backup and restore jobs for the last seven days with the following three statuses: 

    • Successful
    • Successful with Errors (Backup only)
    • Failed 

     For a detailed explanation of each parameter, see Dashboards.

    Backup Data

    The Backup Data section illustrates the following data for the last 90 days:

    • Source + Changes: The amount of backup data generated at the source. This includes the initial full backup and incremental data from all subsequent backups.
    • Current Source: The size of the data on the source server(s) at the time of the last backup.
    The Resources tab of the administrative groups' details page displays the following fields:
    Field Description
    Name The name of your File server.
    Resources Type The type of your server. For your File server, the Resource Type is File Server.

Add an administrative group

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console. 
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Administrative Groups
  4. Click Create New Administrative Group
    The Create New Administrative Group page opens.
    Create New Administrative Group.PNG
  5. On the Create New Administrative Group page, enter appropriate values in the following fields:
    Field Description
    Name The name of the administrative group.
    Description The description for the administrative group.
  6. Click Save.
    The administrative group created now appears on the Manage Administrative Groups page.

Update administrative group details 

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console. 
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Administrative Groups
    The Manage Administrative Groups page displays a list of available administrative groups.
  4. Click the administrative group name that you want to update.
  5. On the Administrative group details page, click Edit.
  6. On the Edit Administrative Group page, modify the values in the following fields:
    Field Description
    Name The name of the administrative group.
    Description The description for the administrative group.
  7. Click Save.  

Change administrative group from server listing

You can change the administrative group associated with the server.

Procedure

  1. ​​​​​​Log on to Phoenix Management Console, select your organization from the menu bar, and click Protect >Windows/Linux Servers.
  2. Under the All Servers tab of the Servers page, select the server(s) for which you want to change the administrative group.
  3. Log on to Phoenix Management Console, select your organization from the menu bar, and click Servers.
  4. Under the Configured tab of the Servers page, select the server(s) for which you want to change the administrative group.
  5. Click Change Administrative Group.
    The Change Resource Group page opens. The Change Administrative Group to drop-down list displays names of all the administrative groups. However, if only one administrative group exists, you cannot change the administrative group associated with your File server.
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  6. From the Change Administrative Group to drop-down list, select the administrative group, and click Save.
    The File server is now attached to the new administrative group.

Note: For single-server configuration, the Change Administrative Group to drop-down list does not display the administrator group that is associated with the File server.

Delete an administrative group

Before you delete an administrative group, ensure that it is not attached to any server. Else, Phoenix displays the following error message:

Error in deleting group. Error: Administrative group is not empty

Procedure

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console. 
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Manage > Administrative Groups
    The Manage Administrative Groups page displays a list of available administrative groups.
  4. Click the administrative group name that you want to delete.
  5. On the administrative group details page, click Delete.