Tagging has become the industry standard for effectively managing cloud infrastructure at scale. DivvyCloud’s Tag Explorer allows you to audit and identify resources that contain (or do not contain) one or more tag keys. Tag Explorer supports many of the resources used today across compute, containers, storage, network, and identity management resource types.
Tag Explorer assists teams of all types (operations, IT, security, and development) identifying the resources that require specific actions. Effective tagging, coupled with DivvyCloud’s automation capabilities, allow your organization to add guardrails for your cloud infrastructure: identifying security risks, enforcing industry standards (such as GDPR), and improving governance and cloud cost management.
The Tag Explorer allows you to add new tag configurations as well as view a breakdown of your tagged (or untagged) resources.
- If no tag configurations exist in the Tag Explorer, select Get Started to create your first tag configuration. If tags already exist, click the Add New button to add a new one.
Adding a New Tag Configuration Using "Get Started" or "Add New" with Tag Explorer
- Enter one or more tag keys in the input.
The Tag Configuration window will appear on the right side. From there, you can input the tag keys of interest. This will return a resource table listing tag values for each tag key. If the tag key does not exist, the value will be empty. You can override this behavior by using checkboxes to return only resources containing (or missing) all input tag keys.
If you wish to focus on specific resource types--e.g., Instances, Database Instances, and Big Data Instances--you can select those resource types from the drop-down list. Otherwise, all taggable resources will be returned. Tag keys are case-sensitive and a maximum of ten tags can be supplied.
Creating a New Tag Configuration
- Select whether you want to filter only for resources having the tags or only for resources not having the tags. (You can select only one.)
- Select the resource types from the drop down list.
The tag configuration you create (or select from the list of existing tag configurations) will display a list of resources that have that tag configuration. You can focus your results by clicking ‘Scopes’ in the top right corner of the dialog window. The Scope Configuration window will appear on the right side. You can filter the result set by Cloud Accounts or Badges.
For Clouds, check the box for each cloud account you’d like to include. You can use the search bar to help find your target clouds.
For Badges, click on the “Select Badges” text box and a drop-down list will appear with all available badges from your list of clouds. Selecting the badge Environment: Production, for example, will automatically scope all cloud accounts with that badge.
Scoping Your View of Tagged (or Untagged) Resources
Tag Explorer’s output is a visual breakdown of tagged (or untagged) resources--shown graphically at the top, and listed with detail below--with ring above a table view of all resources. You can search this list in DivvyCloud or download a CSV of this data for your reporting/distribution purposes.
In the example below, the scoped resources show that:
- 16.2% are tagged with Owner, 83.8% are not tagged with Owner
- 16.2% are tagged with Environment, 83.8% are not tagged with Environment
- 100% are tagged with AppID
Viewing Results in the Tag Explorer