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Rules Available for Smart Client Computer Groups

The following section explains the rules that can be used while creating a Smart Client Computer Group as well as real-world examples describing why and how to specify the condition and build the rule. You can use a combination of the following rules to customize your Smart Client Computer Group.

Note: If a rule you need is not listed below, you can request a custom rule by sending an email to Personalization@commvault.com. Sample custom rules are available in the Commvault Store in the Add-ons category. For information on the Commvault Store, see Commvault Store.

Rules

Description

Examples

Agents Installed

Use this rule to group client computers with a specific set of agents.

To group all client computers with the Oracle and Windows File System agents installed, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Agents Installed, any in selection, and then expand Protected Files. Click Windows File System.
  • Click the plus + button to add another rule.
  • In the Rule Group section, click Agents Installed, any in selection, and then click Oracle.

Associated client group

Use this rule to associate existing client computer groups to another client computer group.

To group all client computers in the Sales client group or the Engineering client group into a single group, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section:
    • Click Associated client group, equal to, and then click Sales.
    • Click the plus + button.
    • Click Associated client group, equal to, and then click Engineering.
  • From the Match list, click any.

Associated Client Group List

Use this rule to associate existing client computer groups to another client computer group.

To group all client computers in the Sales client group or the Engineering client group into a single group, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Associated Client Group List, in any selection, and then select Sales and Engineering.

Associated Library Name

Use this rule to group client computers that use the same storage library.

To group all client computers with subclients that use the same storage library, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Associated library name, is, and then type the name of the library.

Associated Storage Policy

Use this rule to group client computers that use a specified storage policy.

To group all client computers that use the CommServeDR storage policy, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Associated Storage Policy, equal to, and then click CommServeDR.

Associated Storage Policy List

Use this rule to group client computers that use specified storage policies.

To group all client computers that use the SP001 or SP002 storage policy, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Associated Storage Policy List, any in selection, and then select SP001 or SP002.

Backup activity enabled

Use this rule to group client computers that have backup activity enabled.

To group all client computers that have backup activity enabled, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Backup activity enabled, and then select is true.

Case manager hold clients

Use this rule to group client computers that have been added as assets to a case in Case Manager for Compliance Search.

To group all client computers that were added as assets to a case in Case Manager for Compliance Search:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Case manager hold clients, and then select is true.

Client

1Touch Enabled

Use this to group 1-Touch enabled client computers.

To group 1-Touch enabled client computers, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client, equal to, and then select 1 Touch Enabled.

Laptop Client

Use this to group all clients which are laptops.

To group clients which are laptops, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client, equal to, and then click Laptop Client.

Licensed

Use this rule to create a group for one of the following:

  • Clients with agents that consume a license.
  • Clients with agents that do not consume a license, for example, restore only clients and virtual machines.

To group client computers that do not consume a license, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client, not equal to, and then click Licensed.

MediaAgent

Use this to group all clients which have a MediaAgent installed.

To group all MediaAgents, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client, equal to, and then click MediaAgent.

Virtual (Cluster Node)

Use this to group Virtual clients of the Cluster.

To group all Virtual clients of the cluster, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client, equal to, and then click Virtual (Cluster Node).

Virtual (VSA Discovered)

Use the following steps to group all virtual machines that have the Virtual Server agent.

Note: To preview the list of virtual machines in a smart client computer group, configure the CommCell Browser to show virtual machines.

To group all virtual machines which have the Virtual Server agent, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client, equal to, and then click Virtual.

Client acts as proxy

Use this rule to group client computers that have been assigned as a proxy.

To group all client computers that have been assigned as a proxy, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client acts as proxy, and then select is true.

Client associated with plan

Use this rule to group client computers that are associated with a specific plan.

To group all client computers that are associated with the Gold Plan, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client associated with plan, contains, and then enter Gold Plan.

Client by Schedule Interval

Use this rule to group client computers that match a specific schedule interval.

To group clients that have are associated with a weekly schedule interval, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client by Schedule Interval, equal to, and then click Weekly.

Client CIDR Address Range

Use this rule to group client computers by the CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing) address range. The rule can group client computers that are included in or excluded from a specific CIDR address range.

To define the range, for one client, enter the physical IP address and netmask separated by a comma (,): physical_IP_address,netmask. The host minimum and host maximum are calculated from the information for the single client.

To group all clients with a physical IP address included in the address range calculated by IP address 255.255.255.3 and netmask 24, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client CIDR Address Range, is, and then enter 255.255.255.3,24.

Client description

Use this rule to group client computers with a specific client description.

To group all client computers that contain "test client" in the client description, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client Description, contains, and then enter test client.

Client excluded from SLA report

Use this rule to group client computers that are excluded from a Service Level Agreement (SLA) report.

To group client computers that are excluded from a Service Level Agreement (SLA) report, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client excluded from SLA report, and then click is true.

Client Group

Use this rule to associate existing client computer groups to another client computer group.

To group a sales client group and an engineering client group into a single admin group, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section:
    • Click Associated client group, equal to, and then click Engineering group.
    • Click the plus + button.
    • Click Associated client group, equal to, and then click Sales group.
  • From the Match list, click any.

Client is not ready

Use this rule to group client computers with client status as not ready.

To group client computers that are not ready, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client is not ready, and then click is true.

Client needs Updates

Use this rule to group client computers that require Updates to be installed.

To group client computers that require Updates to be installed, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client needs Updates,and then click is true.

Client offline (days)

Use this rule to group client computers that are offline the number of days defined by the user.

To group client computers that are offline for three days, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client offline (days), equal to, and then enter 3.

Client online (days)

Use this rule to group all client computers based on the number of days the client computers are online.

To group all client computers that are online for 10 days or more, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client online (days), greater than or equal to, and then enter 10.

Client Online in Last 30 Days

Use this rule to group client computers that were online in the last 30 days.

To group all client computers that are were online in the last 30 days, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client Online in Last 30 Days,and then click is true.

Client uses storage policy

Use this rule to group client computers that use the specified storage policy.

To group all client computers that use the specified storage policy, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client uses storage policy, and then type the name of the storage policy.

Client Version

Use this rule to group client computers from a specific Commvault version.

To group all 8.0 version client computers, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client Version and then click 8.0.

    Similarly, to group all 9 or 10 version client computers, select 9.0 or 10 from the list.

Client Version Same as CS Version

Use this rule to group client computers that have the same software version as that on the CommServe computer.

To group client computers that have the same software version as that on the CommServe computer, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client Version Same as CS Version, and then click is true.

Clients by Permission

Use this rule to group client computers that have security associations that include the specified permissions. All of the permissions in the CommServe database are listed as available values.

To group client computers that have a security association that includes the Administrative Management permission, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients by Permission, equal to, and then click Administrative Management.

Clients by Role

Use this rule to group client computers that have security associations that include the specified roles. All of the roles in the CommServe database are listed as available values.

To group client computers that have a security association that includes the Master role, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients by Role, equal to, and then click Master.

Clients discovered using VSA Subclient

Use this rule to include all virtual machines from a Virtual Server Agent subclient.

You can select a virtualization client, Virtual Server instance, or backup set to include virtual machines from all subclients under the selected entity.

Note: To preview the list of virtual machines in a smart client computer group, configure the CommCell Browser to show virtual machines.

To group all virtual machines from the specified subclient, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients discovered using VSA Subclient, and then browse for the subclient, virtualization client, instance, or backup set.

Clients with attached storages

Use this rule to group client computers that have MediaAgents installed and have any storage library (tape, disk and cloud) configured on them.

To group client computers that have MediaAgent installed and storage library configured, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients with attached storages, and then click is true.

Clients with no Archive Data

Use this rule to group client computers meet the following criteria:

  • The client is deconfigured.
  • The backup data is deleted.
  • The software was uninstalled on the client.
  • Additional criteria for discovered virtual machines:
    • The VM is deleted in the management interface for the hypervisor, such as VMware vCenter.
    • The number of days defined in the Number of days to keep deleted VMs option is exceeded. To view this setting, go to Control Panel > Media Management > Data Aging.

      This rule helps administrators group client computers that may need to be deleted. After reviewing the clients, the administrator can delete the clients as needed.

      Tip: You can configure the software to automatically delete clients that meet the preceding criteria. For information, see Media Management Configuration: Data Aging.

To group all client computers that meet the criteria, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients with no Archive Data, and then select is true.

Clients with OnePass enabled

Use this rule to group all client computers where OnePass is enabled.

To group all client computers where OnePass is enabled, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients with OnePass enabled, and then select is true.

Clients With Backup Schedule

Use this rule to group all client computers that have scheduled backups.

To group all client computers that have backup schedules, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients With Backup Schedule, and then select is true.

Clients with improperly deconfigured subclients

Use this rule to group client computers that have improperly deconfigured subclients. The subclients could have been deconfigured due to a system error, but the CommServe database still shows the clients as configured.

To group all client computers with improperly deconfigured subclients, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients with improperly deconfigured subclients, and then select is true.

Clients with long Running Jobs

Use this rule to group client computers that have jobs running for more than the specified number of days.

To group client computers that have jobs running for 5 or more days, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients with long Running Jobs, greater than or equal to, and then enter 5.

Clients with Subclients having associated storage policy

Use this rule to group client computers based on storage policy association on subclients.

To group all client computers having subclients with associated storage policies, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Clients with Subclients having associated storage policy, and then select is true.

Client With Synthetic Full Backup N Days

Use this rule to group client computers based on the number of days since the last synthetic full backup operation on the client computers.

To group all client computers that ran a synthetic full backup in the last 3 days, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Client With Synthetic Full Backup N Days, less than or equal to, and then enter 3.

CommCell Pseudo Client

Use this rule to group the CommServe psuedo client computers.

To group the CommServe psuedo client computers, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click CommCell Pseudo Client,and then select is true.

Company Client Provider Associations

Use this rule to group all client computers that are associated with a company.

To group all client computers that are associated with Company1, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Company Client Provider Associations, equal to, and then select Company1.

Company Installed Client Associations

Use this rule to group all clients computers installed by any user associated with a company.

To group all client computers that are installed by a user associated with Company1, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Company Installed Client Associations, equal to, and then select Company1.

Content Analyzer Cloud

Use this rule to group all Content Analyzer clouds.

To group Content Analyzer clouds do the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Content Analyzer Cloud and then click is true.

Days since client created

Use this rule to group all client computers based on the number of days since the creation of the client computers.

To group all client computers that were created in the last 5 days, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Days since client created, less than or equal to, and then enter 5.

Days since last backup

Use this rule to group all client computers based on the number of days since last backup operation on the client computers.

To group all client computers that were backed up in the last 5 days, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Days since last backup, less than or equal to, and then enter 5.

External group as client owner

Use this rule to group client computers that have specific external user groups in the User Groups box on the Security tab of the Client Computer Properties dialog box.

To display the list of client computers that have the "EngAdmin" user group as the client owner, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click External group as client owner, contains, and then enter EngAdmin.

External group as client owner

Use this rule to group all client computers that have a specific external group as a client owner.

To group all client computers containing ext in the external group name that was assigned as a client owner, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click External group as client owner, contains, and then enter ext.

Hostname

Use this rule to group client computers with a specific host name.

To group all client computers that contains "mydomain.mycompany.com" in the hostname, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Hostname, contains, and then enter mydomain.mycompany.com.

Inactive AD user as client owner

Use this rule to group all client computers that have an inactive Active Directory (AD) user as a client owner.

To group all client computers that have an inactive Active Directory (AD) user as a client owner, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Inactive AD user as client owner,and then select is true.

Local user group as client owner

Use this rule to group client computers that have specific local user groups in the User Groups box on the Security tab of the Client Computer Properties dialog box.

To group all client computers that have the "master" user group as the client owner, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Local user group as client owner, contains, and then enter master.

MediaAgent has Lucene Index Role List

Use this rule to group all MediaAgents with specific Analytics Engine roles.

To group all MediaAgents with the SOLR or Web Analytics Analytics Engine role, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click MediaAgent has Lucene Index Role Lists, any in selection, and then select SOLR and Web Analytics.

MediaAgent has Lucene Index Roles

Use this rule to group all MediaAgents with a specific Analytics Engine role.

To group all MediaAgents with the Edge Drive Analytics Engine role, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click MediaAgent has Lucene Index Roles, equal to, and then click EDGE Drive.

MediaAgents for clients in group

Use this rule to group clients that have a valid MediaAgent installed and are associated with a client computer group.

A MediaAgent is not valid if both of the following are true:

  • IntelliSnap is enabled for the MediaAgent.
  • There is no storage library configured for the MediaAgent.

To group all clients that have a MediAgent installed and are associated with the "Backup" client computer group, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click MediaAgents for clients in group, contains, and then enter Backup.

MediaAgents for clients in group list

Use this rule to group clients that have a valid MediaAgent installed and are associated with client computer groups.

A MediaAgent is not valid if both of the following are true:

  • IntelliSnap is enabled for the MediaAgent.
  • There is no storage library configured for the MediaAgent.

To group all clients that have a MediAgent installed and are associated with the Analytics Servers or Infrastructure client computer group, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click MediaAgents for clients in group list, any in selection, and then select Analytics Servers and Infrastructure.

Name

Use this rule to group the client computers with a specific name.

To group all client computers in the sales department that starts with "Sales_", select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Name, starts with, and then enter Sales\_. Note that a backslash is needed before the underscore.

OS Type

Use this rule to group the client computers with a specific operating system type, for examples, Windows or Unix.

To group all Windows client computers, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click OS Type, equal to, and then click Windows.

OS Version

Use this rule to group the client computers with a specific operating system version, for example, Windows 2012 R2.

To group all Windows 2012 R2 client computers, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click OS Version, is, and then click Windows 2012 R2.

Package Installed

Use this rule to group client computers with a specific package installed on the client computer.

To group all client computers that have Oracle Agent installed, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Package Installed, equal to, and then click Oracle iDataAgent.

Product Version

Use this rule to group client computers with a specific Commvault package installed on the client computer.

To group all client computers that have Commvault version xx Service Pack y installed, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Product Version, is, and then enter xx SPy.

Restore activity enabled

Use this rule to group all client computers that have restore activity enabled.

To group all client computers that have restore activity enabled, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Restore activity enabled,and then select is true.

SnapBackup clients

Use this rule to group client computers that have IntelliSnap enabled.

To group all client computers that have intellisnap enabled and have storage libraries attached, do the following:

  • In the Rule Group section:
    • Click SnapBackup clients and then select is true.
    • Click the plus + button.
    • Click Clients with attached storages and then click is true.
  • From the Match list, click all.

Strikes Count

Use this rule to group client computers based on the number of consecutive backup failures.

Strike count refers to the number of backup failures on the client computer. When the backup job succeeds after multiple backup failures, the strike count is reset to 0.

To group all client computers that have a minimum of 3 strike counts, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Strikes Count, greater than or equal to, and then enter 3.

Subclient Name

Use this rule to group client computers with a specific subclient name.

To display the list of client computers that have "default" subclients, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Subclient Name, is and then enter default.

Timezone

Use this rule to group client computers with a specific time zone.

To group all client computers with the same time zone, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Timezone, equal to, and then click the appropriate time zone.

Timezone List

Use this rule to group client computers with specific time zones.

To group all client computers in the Central America or Arizona time zone, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Timezone List, any in selection, and then select (UTC-6:00) Central America and (UTC-7:00) Arizona.

Timezone Region List

Use this rule to group client computers with time zones in specific regions, such as Africa or South America.

To group all client computers with time zones in Australia or the Pacific ocean, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click Timezone Region List, any in selection, and then select Australia and Pacific Ocean.

User as client owner

Use this rule to group client computers that have specific users in the Users box on the Security tab of the Client Computer Properties dialog box.

To display the list of client computers that have "admin" as the client owner, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click User as client owner, contains, and then enter admin.

User Client Provider Associations

Use this rule to group all client computers that have a specific user association.

To group all client computers that are associated with "user1," select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click User Client Provider Associations, is, and then enter user1.

User description contains

Use this rule to group all client computers that have client owners with the specified text in the user properties description box.

To group all client computers that have client owners with "administrator" in the user properties description box, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click User description contains, contains, and then enter administrator.

User Group Client Provider Associations

Use this rule to group all client computers that have a specific user group association.

To group all client computers that are associated with "testgroup," select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click User Group Client Provider Associations, is, and then enter testgroup.

User Group description contains

Use this rule to group all client computers that have client owners with the specified text in the user group properties description box.

To group all client computers that have client owners with "administrator" in the user group properties description box, select the following:

  • In the Rule Group section, click User Group description contains, contains, and then enter administrator.

Related Topics

Wildcards Supported in Smart Client Computer Group Rules

Last modified: 7/2/2019 12:24:03 PM