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About Security Groups

Required only for Operator or Guest users:

The NNMi administrator configures Security Groups as part of the Security Configuration that controls which nodes are accessed in the NNMi console. (NNMi administrators automatically see all nodes.)

Security Groups define sets of nodes within your network environment. Each node is assigned to only one Security Group. Your security strategy determines the number of Security Groups required for your network environment. See Determine Your Security Strategy. Out-of-box, NNMi assigns all nodes to the Default Security Group and all NNMi users see those nodes (based on the out-of-box Security Group Mappings).

NNMi administrators can configure Security Groups to limit node access by using the following methods:

The NNMi administrator can assign Nodes to Security Groups. See Methods for Assigning Nodes to Security Groups.

Next step: About Security Group Mappings (only for Operator or Guest users)