Cisco UCS Central creates a hierarchy of Cisco UCS domain groups for managing multiple Cisco UCS domains. You will have the following categories of domain groups in Cisco UCS Central:
Domain Group— A group that contains multiple Cisco UCS domains. You can group similar Cisco UCS domains under one domain group for simpler management.
Ungrouped Domains—When a new Cisco UCS domain is registered in Cisco UCS Central, it is added to the ungrouped domains. You can assign the ungrouped domain to any domain group.
If you have created a domain group policy, a new registered Cisco UCS domain meets the qualifiers defined in the policy, it will automatically be placed under the domain group specified in the policy. If not, it will be placed in the ungrouped domains category. You can assign this ungrouped domain to a domain group.
Each Cisco UCS domain can only be assigned to one domain group. You can assign or reassign membership of the Cisco UCS domains at any time. When you assign a Cisco UCS domain to a domain group, the Cisco UCS domain will automatically inherit all management policies specified for the domain group.
Before adding a Cisco UCS domain to a domain group, make sure to change the policy resolution controls to local in the Cisco UCS domain. This will avoid accidentally overwriting service profiles and maintenance policies specific to that Cisco UCS domain. Even when you have enabled auto discovery for the Cisco UCS domains, enabling local policy resolution will protect the Cisco UCS domain from accidentally overwriting policies.
After confirming the registration, if you want to manage all the member domains in a domain group with same operational policies, you can change the policy resolution to global on the Cisco UCS Manager GUI.
Policies configured at the domain group root will apply to all the domain groups under the root. Each domain group under the root group can have policies unique to the group. The domain group policies are resolved hierarchically in the member Cisco UCS domains.
Domain Group Management
Users with the following privileges can create and manage domain groups in Cisco UCS Central:
Admin privileges — Create new domain groups and assign ungrouped Cisco UCS domains to domain groups.
Domain group management privileges — Create and manage domain groups. But cannot assign ungrouped Cisco UCS domains to domain groups.