Resources--virtual services, utilities, or functions--make up clouds. Resources are used in every aspect of DivvyCloud operations, so you'll want maximum visibility of all of your resources. You'll want to view, filter, and scope resources in a variety of ways. The Resources page provides you with a single location from which to view all of your resources across all of your cloud accounts. Access the Resources page from the DivvyCloud navigation menu to get started.

Understanding Your Resources

DivvyCloud uses 5 major categories of resources: Compute, Containers, Storage, Network, and Identity & Management. You will see these major categories at the top of the Resources page; you can see subcategories of resources by selecting the appropriate resource category. A complete list of resource types can be found here.

A Word About Terminology

In DivvyCloud, you will not see provider-specific resource names like S3 Bucket (AWS), Blob Storage Container (Microsoft Azure), Cloud Storage (Azure), or Swift (OpenStack); DivvyCloud uses the normalized terminology "Storage Container" for all of these. See Resource Terminology for a complete listing of DivvyCloud terms and their provider-specific counterparts.

Viewing Your Resources

You can focus the view of your resources using ownership, scopes, or filters:

Focusing the View of Your Resources

Focusing the View of Your Resources

My Resources - Shows only the resources belonging to you, the current owner. To reset the list of resources, click My Resources again.

Resources by Scope - Displays resources associated with selected clouds or selected resource groups. You can scope clouds using badges, or searching for specific cloud types. You can scope resource groups by searching for specific names (or portions of names) of the resource group.
To reset this list, select X Clear All next to Actions (upper left-hand side of window).
To remove specific clouds from the scope, select the x next to the cloud name beside Scopes (upper left-hand side of window).

Resources by Filter - Displays resources scoped by filters. (See also Filters.) You can search for specific filters by name or partial name. You can also search for filters by category: Tags, Compliance, Security, Policies, Encryption, Networking, Operations, Monitor, or Locate.
To reset this list, select X Clear All next to Actions (upper left-hand side of window).

All resources matching your scopes and selected filters will be displayed as a list beneath the resource categories. This list will show different resource characteristics, depending on the resource type selected.

For example, characteristics describing a Database Snapshot---a Storage resource type---may include Snapshot type, Size, and State (Availability). Characteristics describing a Storage Container---also a Storage resource type---may include Total Objects, Size, and Logging Bucket.

Viewing Resource Properties

To get full visibility into each resource, click on the box-with-arrow icon just to the left of the resource name.

Viewing Resource Properties

Viewing Resource Properties

In the newly opened pane, the following additional information about the selected resource is available:

  • Properties - All resource attributes that are directly accessible, e.g., name, cloud, account ID.
  • Actions - All actions you can take for this resource directly from the DivvyCloud console, e.g., Delete Resource, Remove Public Permission.
  • Dependencies - Dependencies, if any, associated with the resource. You can click on the box-with-arrow icon for a displayed dependency to view additional information about the linked resource. NOTE: Not all resources/resource types will have dependencies.
  • Activity - Scheduled events (if any) and the cloud history for the resource. NOTE: Cloud history is currently (as of v.18.6) only available for AWS resources.
  • Compliance - Specific insights where bots have found noncompliance, if any, for this resource.
  • Tags - Existing tags for this resource with options to edit these as well as add new tags.
  • Additional Items - Depending on the resource, additional information will display, e.g., Permissions for Storage Container resources.

Additional Navigation Options for Resources

Six navigation functions are available for viewing individual resources within your selected resource type.

Viewing Resources - Navigation Functions

Viewing Resources - Navigation Functions

These navigation functions are described here:

  • Include Tags - Allows you to specify up to 5 tags to include in the listing; then displays the values of those tags for each of the listed resources.
  • Create a new resource - Opens the Provisioning screen, from which a new resource can be created. Admin permissions are required.
  • Refresh Resources in Table - Refreshes the current resources table.
  • Download csv - Downloads the resource data from the current view as a CSV file. NOTE: All resource attributes are downloaded, not just ones toggled 'on' for display in on-screen table. (See also Toggle Column Visibility.)
  • Toggle Column Visibility - Allows you to select the resource attributes to display as columns in the table. The drop-down list shows only attributes relevant to this resource.
  • Deselect Resource Type - This clears the table and returns you to the Resources main page.

Managing Selected Resources

To manage a resource, select the checkbox next to the resource of interest. The navigation buttons will be replaced by action buttons which allow you to take the following actions:

Managing Resources - Actions to Manage Resources

Managing Resources - Actions to Manage Resources

  • Add to a resource group - Adds the selected resources to a resource group.
  • Assign Owner - Opens the Associate Resource Owner dialog window with a drop-down list of names from which you can select and assign an owner.
  • Permanently delete selected resources - Deletes selected resources after confirmation.
  • Start selected resources - Starts the selected resource. (Note: This action only applies to Compute resources.)
  • Stop selected resources - Stops the selected resource. (Note: This action only applies to Compute resources.)
  • Reboot - Restarts the selected resource (Note: This action only applies to Instances).

Grouping Resources

You can create resource groups to more efficiently manage resources, or to apply insights or bot actions to resources. You can learn more about Resource Groups here.