Starting in ITA 9.3.4, you can create a group of racks to get a visual representation and better overview of how they are used. You can specify the group name, tags, and custom properties. You can create groups and subgroups.
To create a group;
- Draw a rectangle on the floor, the same way as you draw a cage.
- Right click on it and select Create group.
Groups don't have physical walls like cages; they only logically group equipment.
When a group is created, it has the default name Generic group. You can edit the name in general preferences, same as tags and custom properties.
Groups are displayed in the navigation tree, but they are not part of the location string for the equipment inside a group. The group lists only racks; any other type of equipment is ignored.
In general preferences, you can set a custom group color. In the desktop client, the color is used for the frame:
In the web client, you can see groups in the Groups overlay:
Select the Rack group filter in the web equipment browser to see all the racks inside a group.
Group information is available in Rest API endpoints.