Sedai infers cloud provider tags so you can create custom resource groupings within the platform.

Sedai automatically infers cloud provider tags so you can meaningfully group resources. Groups can be used as custom filters in pages as well as a way to control settings for a subset of resources.

Groups should be created based on shared attributes β€” such as purpose, owner, or environment β€” so your teams can focus on the resources they manage directly.

You can choose to configure groups to dynamically reflect infrastructure changes or represent a static collection of resources.

Group Criteria

You can define a group's criteria based on any combination of the following attributes:

  • Account

  • Cluster

  • Region

  • Namespace (for Kubernetes workloads)

  • Resource type (such as AWS Lambda, AWS ECS, etc.)

  • Tags

In addition to defining criteria, you can also add specific resources to a group (these will be added regardless of whether or not they match a group's criteria).

The criteria queries matching resources. Groups can be configured to either continuously query for matching resources, or to query once when the group is created for a static collection of matching resources.

Defining Tag Criteria

It's important to note that Sedai does not support adding tags to resources; it only infers pre-existing tags that have been added through your cloud provider. Learn more about configuring tags for your resources.

If you include tags in your group criteria, you will first select a key then see a list of its values.

For each value you will see how many connected resources have the tag. You can select individual values or alternatively define wildcards using regular expressions.

When using regular expressions to select values, you must hit enter following the expression to apply it. The same input can be used to search values associated with a key.

Groups use and logic between keys, and or logic between values. For example, this could be configured so that matching resources must have a combination of tags, but flexibility in the values for selected keys.

How to Create a Group

You can create, edit, and delete groups from the Settings > Groups page.

  1. Navigate to the Settings > Groups page. Select the Create Group button in the upper righthand corner of the screen.

  2. Enter a nickname (this can be modified later).

  3. Choose either Continuous or One-time resource discovery (⚠️ Note: This choice cannot be modified later).

    • Continuous discovery: Automatically updates resources within the group based on changes to tags and/or topology. This means associated resources may fluctuate as you update tags or deploy new resources.

    • One-time discovery: Only resources that match your criteria when the group is created will be added. Any future resources that meet the criteria will not be added to the group.

  4. After you click Continue, select a category from the side drawer to define your resource criteria. Click Save once you've finished making selections in a category.

Once you define your group's criteria, click the Refresh button underneath the group's name to view a count of resources that match the defined criteria. Click the View Topology button to explore matching resources' details; you can also search for a specific resource by name to validate whether it is part of the group.

Group Settings

When you create a group, you can optionally define settings for its resources. If you do not define settings for a group, its resources will inherit settings from their respective account or Kubernetes cluster.

You need to first create a group from the Settings > Groups page before defining settings for it.

How to Define Settings for a Group

  1. Go to the Settings > Resource page. By default, you will see the Accounts tab; toggle to the Groups tab. This list displays all groups within Sedai as well as the current settings for resources within a group.

  2. Select the group you want to modify.

  3. Any resource that matches the group's criteria will appear in a list. To apply settings for all resources within the group, click the Edit Settings button.

  4. From the side drawer, select a feature to modify its setting. Selected settings will apply to all resources within the group.

You can choose to override settings for a specific resource to exclude it from group settings. Search for and select a resource to override the group's default.

Configuring Tags

Learn more about configuring tags within your cloud provider:

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