Import external host groups (egroup)

When the membership of a compute unit changes frequently, or when the compute unit contains a large number of members, you can use an external executable called egroup to retrieve a list of members rather than having to configure the membership manually. You can write a site-specific egroup executable that retrieves compute unit names and the hosts that belong to each group, and compute units of the finest granularity can contain egroups as members. For information about how to use the external host and user groups feature, see.External Host and User Groups