Configuring rules for moving virtual machines to administration groups
January 10, 2024
To control the operation of Kaspersky Security components installed on virtual machines via Kaspersky Security Center, you need to place the virtual machines into administration groups.
An administration group is a set of virtual machines combined according to some criterion for the purpose of controlling the virtual machines in the group as a common whole.
Before starting Kaspersky Security installation, you can create administration groups in Kaspersky Security Center for virtual machines on which application components are installed, and configure rules to automatically move virtual machines to these administration groups.
If no rules are configured to automatically move virtual machines to administration groups, after installation Kaspersky Security Center moves the virtual machines detected in the network to the Unassigned devices list. In this case, you need to manually move the virtual machines to the administration groups that you create.
You can configure the rules for moving virtual machines to administration groups using the Administration Console or using Kaspersky Security Center Web Console (for more details, refer to Kaspersky Security Center help).
To configure the rules for moving virtual machines to administration groups in the Administration Console:
- Open Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console.
- In the console tree, select the Unassigned devices folder.
- Open the Settings: Unassigned devices window using the Settings item of the context menu.
- In the Device relocation section, click Add.
- In the New rule window that opens, configure the rule for moving virtual machines to administration groups.
For more detailed information about configuring rules to move virtual machines to administration groups, see the Kaspersky Security Center help.
- To close the New rule window, click OK.
The new rule is displayed in the list of rules in the Device relocation section.
- To close the Settings: Unassigned devices window, click OK.
You can use tags when creating rules for moving virtual machines to administration groups. SVMs and protected virtual machines on which Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent is installed automatically relay information about tags to Kaspersky Security Center.