Sedai infers cloud provider tags so you can create custom resource groupings within the platform.
As part of its cloud discovery, Sedai automatically infers all key-value tags that are attached to resources.
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: 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)
  • Settings: Define custom Sedai settings for a group's resources (this overrides default settings that a resource would otherwise inherit from its parent account)

Resource Discovery

Groups support both one-time and continuous resource discovery.
  • Continuous discovery: Groups will automatically update as you add or remove tags from individual resources within your cloud platform. As such, any continuous discovery groups you create within Sedai reflect all associated resources from Sedai's latest discovery.
  • One-time discovery: Only resources that match the group's tag criteria at creation will be added. If new resources are tagged, they will not be added to the group.

How to Create a Group

You can create or edit a group from the Settings > Groups page.
There is no limit to the number of tags you can add to a group, and resources can associate with multiple groups within Sedai.
Sedai aggregates resources within a group based on and logic between keys (ex: key A and key B) and or logic between values (ex: value A or value B).
  1. 1.
    Log into your Sedai account and go to Settings > Groups. Select the Create Group button in the upper righthand corner of the screen.
  2. 2.
    Enter a name for your group (this can be modified later).
  3. 3.
    Choose either continuous or one-time resource discovery. Once you make a selection and click continue, you cannot modify this choice later.
  4. 4.
    After you click Continue, search for or select a key in the side drawer. Once you make a selection, all of the values associated with that key will appear.
  5. 5.
    Add values to the group by selecting from the provided list or searching for a value. You can alternatively define wildcards using regex, so any values within the key that match your criteria will be added.
  6. 6.
    Add as many keys and values to the group as you'd like, and click Save to save your group criteria. The tags you've added will then display on the group page.
  7. 7.
    To edit which values have been selected for a given key, click on the key from the group page to add or remove values. You can also click Remove All at the top right to remove the key and its associated values from the group entirely.

Group History

Sedai keeps track of all changes that have been made to your groups. View a history log by click on Group History on a group page.
You can edit the name of your group from this Group History side drawer. Hover your mouse over the group name and click on the edit icon to rename your group.

Group Topology

View which clouds, clusters, and regions a group spans by clicking View Topology on a group page. On the Resources tab, search for a resource to see if it's in the group.

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 Summary. 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.