General

There are two configurations on General.

Application-wise monthly budget

Enabling Application-wise monthly budget setting will enforce user to link an Environment to Application and will trigger an Alarm whenever monthly estimated cost within the application is crossing the budget. Applications allow you to configure access and budgets.

Naming Conventions

To open Naming Conventions settings, click on Disabled > or Enabled >. It depends on which status has already set.

With Service Naming Conventions, you can define the default names for services to be used while creating an environment from a template. A number will be incremented to the service where specified by a # (or ##/###/#### - depending on number of digits you wish to use).

There is a role available under Access Management which exempts a user from it's use. (Access Management: Exceptions: Naming Conventions).

Enabling Naming Convention setting will help you to apply different naming standards for each service and will auto-assign those while creating service from build/manage page.

You can use Application/Tag Variable in naming conventions.

Example:

EC2:

ec2-win2016-pub-prod-appX-webserver01-FT

ec2-win2016-pub-prod-appX-webserver02-FT

ec2-$$os-version-$$public-private-$$environment-$$application-$$function##-FreeText

RDS:

rds-mysql5.7-priv-preprod-appY01-FT

rds-mysql5.7-priv-preprod-appY02-FT

rds-$$db-version-$$public-private-$$environment-$$application##-FreeText

Security Group:

sg-prod-appX-webserver-FT

sg-preprod-appY-database-FT

sg-$$environment-$$application-$$function-FreeText

When you use “$$” before the name of a Tag pre-defined, your Naming Conventions will check on tag’s values and use the content before | (vertical bar).

When you use “##” represents an incremental integer applied to each variable (you can use only one incremental for a service type, all other occurrences will be treated as normal text).

With Free Text enabled will possibly set different names.

You can create these variables on Tagging section, for example:

OS-version

win2012 | Windows 2012

win2016 | Windows 2016

ubu1610 | Ubuntu Server 16.10

rhel7 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

deb8 | Debian 8

Public-Private

pub | Public

priv | Private

Environment

prod | Production

stg | Staging

dev | Development

Application

appx | Application X

appy | Application Y

appz | Application Z

Function

websvr | Web Server

db | Database

mid | Middleware

DB-version

mysql57 | MySQL 5.7

orase1 | Oracle Database Standard Edition One

mssqlent | Microsoft SQL Enterprise Edition

mssqlstd | Microsoft SQL Standard Edition

The content before | (vertical bar) will be used for Naming Convention.

The content after | (vertical bar) will be used for Tagging in drop-down menu.

Additional Variables Supported

Naming Conventions: Added support for RDS and EBS snapshots and Private AMI’s.

In addition to the existing Naming Convention / Tagging variables, we’ve added the following variables for Volumes, EBS and RDS Snapshots.

When completed as part of an automated policy, they will be prefixed with “a_”.

All:

Variable Description
%username% Username of current logged in user.
%soename% Display name of AMI added via SOE OS’s module.
%soeconfiguration% Display name of AMI added via SOE OS’s module.
%templatename% Configuration name of AMI added via SOE OS’s (being used on build).
%templateversion% Version of template.
%environmentname% Name of environment.

Volumes:

Variable Description
%hostname% Hostname of attached Server.

EBS Snapshots:

Variable Description
%hostname% Hostname of attached Server. (of Volume).
%volumename% Volume name that snapshot was taken from.

RDS Snapshots:

Variable Description
%dbname% RDS name that snapshot was taken from.

Both:

Variable Description
%currentdate% Date at time of SnapShot.

Use the check box Enable Naming Conventions to enable or disable it.

Use the text box Configuration to specify a name for the service, Variables and ## are supported.

Free Text- Allows user to enter free text by the end of service name on Build / Manage.

After your settings click on Save to finish.

You will receive a confirmation message about this action.

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