AWS Configuration Options - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 23.3.2

Cloud Discovery & Visibility Administration Guide

Locale
English
Product name
BlueCat Gateway
Version
23.3.2

The Configuration Options section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Setup page lets you specify how Cloud Discovery & Visibility (CDV) creates BlueCat Configurations in Address Manager when importing discovered AWS infrastructure resources.

Attention: If you update the name of a BlueCat Configuration or View in Address Manager after you enable Discovery and Visibility, Cloud Discovery & Visibility will no longer import AWS infrastructure changes into Address Manager.

You can select from three Configuration modes for Configuration creation conventions:

  • Default: CDV creates separate Address Manager configurations for each region.

    General configurations will be named:

    <AWS account name>/<Region name>

    Overlap configurations will be named:

    <AWS account name>/<Region name>/<VPC ID overlap>

    or

    <AWS account name>/<Region name>/<VPC ID overlap>/<VPC name overlap>
  • Custom: CDV creates separate Address Manager configurations for each region. Configuration names will incorporate a custom name that you enter in the BlueCat Configuration field.

    General configurations will be named:

    <Custom BlueCat Configuration name>/<AWS account name>/<Region name>

    Overlap configurations will be named:

    <Custom BlueCat Configuration name>/<AWS account name>/<Region name>/<VPC ID overlap>

    or

    <Custom BlueCat Configuration name>/<AWS account name>/<Region name>/<VPC ID overlap>/<VPC name overlap>
  • Combined: CDV combines resource information from all resource groups into a single Address Manager configuration, with the custom name that you enter in the BlueCat Configuration field:

    General configurations will be named:

    <BlueCat Configuration name>

    Overlap configurations will be named:

    <Custom BlueCat Configuration name>/<AWS account name>/<Region name>/<VPC ID overlap>

    or

    <Custom BlueCat Configuration name>/<AWS account name>/<Region name>/<VPC ID overlap>/<VPC name overlap>

Configuration Options settings

The Configuration Options section of the Azure Setup page has the following settings.

Field/Option Description
AWS Region

The AWS regions from which you want to import the AWS infrastructure information, such as us-east-1.

By default, you can select checkboxes for multiple regions. CDV will create a separate Discovery job for each selected region. If the AWS Monitoring Options mode is set to Visibility, CDV also creates a visibility job for each region and a Visibility Manager to hold them.

You cannot select multiple regions if you configured multiple AWS credentials (for different regions or the same region) in the Advanced tab of the AWS Credentials settings.

Note:
  • Discovery will not run on regions that are disabled or inactive within the AWS infrastructure, even if you select it in this list.

  • Currently, only AWS regions for US AWS GovCloud and China Cloud regions are supported. Other cloud regions are either not supported at all, or require additional permissions for Discovery to work.

BlueCat Configuration

(Disabled if using the Default Configuration mode for Configuration names.)

A customized name to use for configurations that will be created in Address Manager to hold information about the AWS infrastructure and its resources. When the Configuration mode is Custom or Combined, this field cannot be empty.

Attention: Configuration names cannot contain forward slash characters (/). Doing so can cause issues and errors with Discovery and Visibility of cloud resources.
Note: If you configure Cloud Discovery & Visibility to retrieve data from a Resource group that has overlapping IP addresses in the Virtual Network, CDV creates multiple Configurations in Address Manager depending on the number of VPCs with overlapping IP addresses.
Override Configuration

(If Scheduled Discovery is selected in the Azure Monitoring Options, this checkbox is automatically selected and cannot be changed.)

Select this checkbox to automatically override existing Configurations in Address Manager that have the same name.

Note: If Scheduled Discovery is selected in the AWS Monitoring Options, this checkbox is automatically selected and cannot be changed.