Customers may have DRS rules to ensure that certain operating systems run on defined hosts, in order to save on licence costs. Administrators create a cluster VM group and Abiquo adds the VMs to the appropriate group during deploy. Abiquo selects the group based on the group naming convention and the operating system set in the VM template. Note that this feature is for use at deploy time and the platform won't add captured VMs to a group and it won't check the group during the reconfigure process. The administrator can enable this feature by setting the properties for the required operating system types.
Screenshot: WINDOWS VM group with VMs with Windows OS type
For configuration details, see DRS rules for license affinity