Adding a Group

You can add a group of two or more devices for management.

To add a group, follow these steps:

  1. In the Junos Scope main window, click Settings > Groups. The Groups dialog box appears.
  2. Click Add. The Add Group dialog box appears.
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  3. In the Group Name text box, type a name for the device group that you want to add. The group name can be as long as you want.
  4. In the Comment text box, type an optional descriptive comment for the device group. The comment can be as long as you want.
  5. Click Criteria Wizard to create a rule for querying device group members from the Junos Scope software database. The Define Group Membership Criteria dialog box appears.
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  6. Click Append to add a criteria rule. The Add Condition dialog box appears.
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  7. In the Comparisons drop-down list box, select the device information you want to compare. The available options include device name, device hostname, model, location, comment, and label. If you do not want to use a label as a comparison in a rule, skip to Step 9.
  8. To use an existing label as a rule to statically organize a group of devices, do the following:
    1. Select the Has Label option in the Comparisons drop-down list box. The Add Condition dialog box appears listing the existing label and category names.
    2. Select the label category and label name in the description drop-down list box.
    3. Click OK.
  9. Click either Text Compare or Numeric Compare, and do one of the following.
    1. For Text Compare, follow these steps:
      • From the first drop-down list box, select whether the comparison does or does not compare.
      • From the second drop-down list box, select whether the comparison contains, begins with, ends with, or equals.
      • In the text box, type the text that you want to compare.
    2. For Numeric Compare, follow these steps:
      • From the first drop-down list box, select whether the comparison is or is not a comparison.
      • From the second drop-down list box, select whether the comparison is greater than, less than, or equal to.
      • In the text box, type the value that you want to compare.
  10. Click OK. The Define Group Membership Criteria dialog box appears, and the new criteria rule is displayed.
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  11. Click View Members to verify that the members (devices) you want are in the group you specified. The Group Members dialog box appears.
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  12. Click OK. The Define Group Membership Criteria dialog box reappears.
  13. Click Exit Criteria Wizard. The Add Group dialog box appears, and the Criteria Rule you created is listed.
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  14. Click OK. The group is added to the Junos Scope software database and listed in the Groups dialog box.
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Adding Multiple Criteria Rules with Logic

To add multiple criteria rules with logic, follow these steps:

  1. Repeat Step 1 through Step 12 in Adding a Group.
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  2. In the Define Group Membership Criteria dialog box, select the criteria logic that you want from the Logic (if adding new rule) drop-down list box; select either AND or OR.
  3. Click Append.

    You can also click one of the following command buttons:

    • Insert After—Inserts the new rule after the criteria rule that you selected in Step 2.
    • Insert Before—Inserts the new rule before the criteria rule that you selected in Step 2.

    The Add Condition dialog box appears.

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  4. In the Comparisons drop-down list box, select the device information you want to compare. The available options include device name, device hostname, model, location, and comment.
  5. Select either Text Compare or Numeric Compare, and do one of the following.
    1. For Text Compare, follow these steps:
      • From the first drop-down list box, select whether the comparison does or does not compare.
      • From the second drop-down list box, select whether the comparison contains, begins with, ends with, or equals.
      • In the text box, type the text that you want to compare.
    2. For Numeric Compare, follow these steps:
      • From the first drop-down list box, select whether the comparison is or is not a comparison.
      • From the second drop-down list box, select whether the comparison is greater than, less than, or equal to.
      • In the text box, type the value that you want to compare.
  6. In the Add Condition dialog box, click OK. The Define Group Membership Criteria dialog box appears with the criteria rules displayed.
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  7. To add another rule, repeat Step 2 through Step 6.
  8. In the Define Group Membership Criteria dialog box, click Exit Criteria Wizard. The Add Group dialog box appears.
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  9. In the Add Group dialog box, add a group name and an optional comment, then click OK.

    The group is added to the Junos Scope software database and the Groups dialog box.

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