VM groups are sets of virtual machines that can be included in backup or restore operations. Each hypervisor contains at least one default VM group, which provides protection for any virtual machines that are not included in another VM group.
You can add additional VM groups for a hypervisor as needed. For example, you can put virtual machines in different VM groups so that you can have different backup criteria, service level agreements (SLAs), or schedules for different classes of virtual machines.
VM groups for a hypervisor are displayed on the details page for the hypervisor. You can select a VM group to view summary information, get status, and perform backups and restores.
When you go to Protect > Virtualization from the navigation pane, the VM groups tab shows the complete set of VM groups defined for all hypervisors.