Setting Up and Managing Host Groups > About Host Groups
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About Host Groups
The Portal uses a hierarchical structure to logically organize your hosts into host groups, as shown in User Access to Host Groups. These groups represent logical relationships for example, hosts could be organized by business unit and by geographical location. Host groups can be nested within host groups, thereby organizing hosts into sub-groups. In addition, a host can appear in multiple host groups so that it can be included in reports for the different groups.
Using host groups, you can:
Set up and organize hosts to create logical groupings.
Control report scope to tailor report output to include only a specific subset of host data. In the Portal, this data filtering capability is known as the report scope.
Limit user access to hosts and data by assigning a home host group to a user, limiting access to only the data in that group and its sub-groups. This also serves as a security mechanism.