Introducing AWS EC2 Tag support
AWS EC2 instances have this annoying property that the hostname of the instance is set to their internal ip instead of a human friendly name. To mitigate this, AWS allows you to 'tag' your instances with a name. By convention the value of
Name tag is shown as the instance name in the EC2 console.
Today we are adding support for EC2 tags inside Dripstat. This results in:
Filter instances by tags
Tables show the value of
Before enabling Tag support:
If multiple hosts have the same name, we show the instance ids next to them to allow you to differentiate:
How to enable it?
- Upgrade Dripstat Infra agent to version 6.2 released today
- Add the 'AWS' Integration by clicking on the 'Add' button at the top of the new dashboard
Why is the AWS Integration needed?
The AWS Instance Metadata API unfortuantely does not contain the instance tags. Thus we need to use a separate integration to pull the tag data.