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object hostgroup.update(object/array hostGroups)

This method allows to update existing hosts groups.

This method is only available to Admin and Super admin user types. Permissions to call the method can be revoked in user role settings. See User roles for more information.


(object/array) Host group properties to be updated.

The groupid property must be defined for each host group, all other properties are optional. Only the given properties will be updated, all others will remain unchanged.

Return values

(object) Returns an object containing the IDs of the updated host groups under the groupids property.


Renaming a host group

Rename a host group to "Linux hosts."


           "jsonrpc": "2.0",
           "method": "hostgroup.update",
           "params": {
               "groupid": "7",
               "name": "Linux hosts"
           "auth": "700ca65537074ec963db7efabda78259",
           "id": 1


           "jsonrpc": "2.0",
           "result": {
               "groupids": [
           "id": 1


CHostGroup::update() in ui/include/classes/api/services/CHostGroup.php.