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Organising Cloud Servers using Groups

A Group is simply a collection of Cloud Servers. By default, each account contains a single group called ‘default’. New Cloud Servers are added to that group unless you specify otherwise.

You can give other account users control of specific groups, if you don’t want them to have access to everything. This is preferable when you have many Cloud Servers and you do not want to assign users to servers on an individual basis.

VLANs can also be arranged by groups. With assistance from Bytemark Support, each group of Cloud Servers can have their own private network. This will be reflected in the vlan_id field of the NIC assigned to the Cloud Server.

Naming

When you add a new Cloud Server to the default group, it will be assigned a host name similar to this example:

server1.default.snowbother.uk0.bigv.io

Whereas, if you had created the server in the ‘shop’ group it would be:

server1.shop.snowbother.uk0.bigv.io
Updated on April 20, 2018

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