Within Insights for Infrastructure, is it possible to apply filters to two different resource types? I would like the ability to - for example - filter by InstanceId (for AWS EC2 Instances) and then by LoadBalancerName (AWS ELB). Ideally, this should return both the EC2 Instance and ELB in the results, from which I could create a group.
Any advice here would be greatly appreciated!
Hi Adam, currently in SII filters with different dimension names have an implicit "AND" relationship between them, and filters with the same dimension name have an implicit "OR" relationship. Therefore to group both EC2 and ELB, a temporary solution would be to add
LoadBalancerName as a tag to your EC2 instances with a value of your choice, eg.
for-SII-group (a better solution could be to add common tags to both EC2 and ELBs, but ELB tag collection is still a work in progress) and use
LoadBalancerName:for-SII-group, LoadBalancerName:[other ELBs you have] to filter both out and group them together.
I did initially think of adding a tag to the EC2 with LoadBalancerName, however this would surmount to increased manual work. For example, each time I deployed using Elastic Beanstalk, I'd manually have to add a tag to each EC2 instance. Additionally, this means that each time an instance is scaled, the manual process needs to be completed again.