Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Help  

Working with Groups

Although to use the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool you are not required to create virtual machine groups, they can ease the process of defining servicing jobs for software updates. In this way, when you create a servicing job, you can select one virtual machine group instead of selecting a number of individual virtual machines.

For example, you can create groups based on the domain structure and the user credentials that the servicing job will need to access the virtual machines. You could also create groups based on the operating systems of the virtual machines, so that all of the virtual machines in a group should take approximately the same amount of time to service.

You can use the tool to create the following types of groups:

Use the procedures in the following sections to create and edit each different type of group as needed for your environment.