Discovering Cloud Tags

A tag is a label that you assign to a cloud resource. Each tag consists of a <tag_name> and an optional <tag_value>, both of which you define.

Tags enable you to categorize your cloud resources differently, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. This is useful when you have many resources of the same type—you can quickly identify a specific resource based on the tags you've assigned.

Supported cloud providers


Cloud patterns extract tag information for each modeled resource if the cloud provider supports them and add the following node attributes:

A dictionary of all <tag_name> := <tag_value> pairs. Visible in the UI.
A list of all <tag_names>

all tag_<tag_name> = <tag_value>, where <tag_name> can only contain letters, digits, and the underscore character '_'. Special characters, and ':', '-', ' ' must be replaced with an underscore.

An example of the BMC Helix Discovery view of the scanned results is the following:

Information sources

For more information, refer to the official resources: 

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Azure

Google Cloud Platform

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

          freeformTags and definedTags are used

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