OmniCenter device groups offer a way for you to organize the managed devices on your network by common device properties. They offer a practical way to view and work with the devices on your network in logical segments, and help get large numbers of devices under control by dividing them into a more organized structure.
Device groups play a major role in how OmniCenter provides its information, as dashboard widgets usually display devices by device group and most types of reports use device groups as selection sets when being configured (to allow for convenient mass device selection). Dashboard widgets that display information by device group type will have generally selection buttons to choose the desired group to display.
Device groups also play an important role in the OmniCenter device template hierarchy.
There are three different device group types available: