Inventory Categorization and Deployment Types

I’m a little confused on inventory categories vs deployment types. I understand with deployment types I can differentiate using the same equipment model for different roles (AP vs CPE, etc), but how should that model by listed under model categories?

For example a Ubiquiti Rocket M5 could be a backhaul, access point, client CPE (or whatever), what do you use for Model Category when adding an M5 to your inventory list?

I feel like I’m missing something here, any suggestions appreciated.

Anything you want. The deployment type is what defines what function it performs. The category could be ‘Radio’. It’s really just for categorization and filtering, it doesn’t do anything beyond that.

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Pulse seems to be grouping things by model category. While that get overridden by deployment type once it is set?

No, that is used to group in Pulse, forgot about that one. The deployment type is really so that you can have different monitoring templates for the same device depending on how it’s deployed.