Create and edit instance tags
AttentionThis page documents an earlier version. Go to the latest (v2.3) version.
The instances created on a cloud provider can be assigned special metadata to help manage, bill or audit the resources. On AWS they referred to as instance tags. We provide a way to create and edit these from the YugaWare universe dashboard.
NoteWe provide this option to set instance tags for AWS cloud provider only currently.
1. Create instance tags
During the universe creation step, with an AWS cloud provider, YugaWare will provide the option to input the instance tags as a map of keys/values as shown below.
User can provide these key/values in any order.
Name is the only key that can have
templated tags, so it can be made of different parts filled in at run-time to determine node and instance names.
- The parts of the template should be enclosed between
- The reserved keywords that can be specified:
- Templated tag value needs to have
instance-idat the minimum.
- Order of the parts of template do not matter.
Check Cloud Provider instances
Browse to the cloud provider's instances page. In this example, since we are using AWS as the cloud provider, browse to
in the correct availability zone and search for instances that have
test-tags in their name. You should see something as follows in the
Tags tab of those instances.
launched-byare internally reserved key names.
2. Edit instance tags
The map of instance tags can be changed using the edit universe operation. One can modify, insert or delete existing instance tags as shown below:
These are changes, compared to the input during the create universe:
Departmentwas not changed in any way. Note that
Namekey field cannot be edited in any form.
As before, one can confirm on the cloud provider list of instances that the tags have been updated correctly: