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Sedai infers cloud provider tags so that you can create custom resource groupings within the platform.
As part of its cloud discovery, Sedai automatically infers all key-value pair tags/labels that are attached to resources.
You can reference these tags to optionally create custom groups of resources within Sedai. The platform dynamically discovers resources and their respective tags, which means groups are automatically updated as you add or remove tags from individual resources within your cloud platform. As such, any groups you create within Sedai reflect all associated resources from Sedai's latest discovery.
Tags can only be assigned to resources from your cloud provider. Sedai does not support adding tags to resources within the platform.
With Groups, you can quickly isolate specific resources based on purpose, owner, or environment, which can be leveraged within Sedai to achieve the following:
  • Filter a page to view all Sedai activity for a group's resources (such as on the Overview, Activity Timeline, Optimization, and Release Intelligence pages)
  • Define custom Sedai default settings for a group's resources (this overrides default settings that a resource would otherwise inherit from its parent account)

How to Create a Group

You can add, edit a Group's tags, or delete a Group entirely from the Settings > Groups page.
There is no limit to the number of tags you can add to a Sedai Group. Sedai aggregates resources within a Group based on or logic(for example: tag A or tag B or tag C). Resources can associate with multiple Groups within Sedai.
  1. 1.
    Log into your Sedai account and go to Settings > Groups. Select the Add button in the upper righthand corner of the screen.
  2. 2.
    Enter a name for your Group (this cannot be modified later).
  3. 3.
    Under the first section at the far left entitled Tags, select a key. Once you make a selection, the key will expand to reveal all of its values. Click Add and you will see the section in the middle entitled Selected Tags update to display all added tags. Sedai dynamically updates the third section on the far right to display all resources that match
  4. 4.
    Once you have added all of your desired tags, click the Save button in the upper righthand corner of the screen.

Group Settings

You need to first create a Group from the Settings > Groups page before defining settings for it.
Any Group that you create within Sedai can optionally have unique settings defined for its resources.
By default, resources will follow the default settings defined for its account or cluster. If a Group's settings are not defined, its resources will continue to inherit account- or cluster-level settings.
Once you define settings for a Group, its corresponding resources will follow those settings unless you override the settings at a resource level.

How to Define Settings for a Group

  1. 1.
    Go to the Settings > Topology 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. Select the Group you want to modify.
  2. 2.
    Any resource that matches a Group's tag criteria will appear in the list within this page. To apply default settings for all resources within the Group, click the Edit button under the Summary tab on the lefthand side of the page. From the side drawer, select a feature to modify its setting. Whatever you select will apply to all resources within the Group.
You can optionally override a specific resource's settings if you want to exclude it from the Group's default settings. Search and select your resource to open its settings side drawer and override the Group's default.
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