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Assign an application template to a group

Assigning an application template to a group is more efficient than applying the template to individual nodes one at a time. Before you begin, a group must be created. To create a group, see Create groups.

The process may take about 10 minutes for templates to be assigned to the group. If the templates do not assign, you may need to restart services to verify.

Nested groups are not supported. AppInsight applications cannot be assigned to groups. Application assignment to a group happens in the background and can take some time to be created depending on the size of the application.

  1. On the web console, click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Manage Templates > Application Monitor Templates.
  2. Select an application template and then click, Assign to Group.

  3. Select a group from the Available Groups column, click the green arrow, and then click Next.

    By default, the template is assigned to those nodes in the group that are running a server operating system. This can be changed in the Advanced section at the bottom of the page. When a node is removed from a group, the application is deleted from the node by default. You can override this by selecting No under the Advanced section.

  4. Select your credentials and then click, Assign Groups.
  5. Click Done.

Your application templates are now assigned to a group.

To view the applications within a group, in the web console, click My Dashboards > SAM Summary and then click a group in the Application Templates Assigned to Group resource.

You can create dynamic groups and assign templates to these groups. For example, a dynamic group can be created for all Windows computers and the Windows Update template can be applied to the nodes of the group dynamically.