One of the more challenging things to debug within AWS is where you attempt to start an EC2 instance which has attached KMS encrypted EBS volumes, with the corresponding CMK key policy not granting the EC2 service the permissions it needs. We now provide warnings within the action view where a selected tag group targets an EC2 instance of this … Read More
We wanted to ensure that when a user builds a tag group they are always within reach of freshly collected data from all integrated platforms. Enabled by new architecture changes we now have the capacity to run manual data collection in an increasingly parallelised fashion. This is just one of many upcoming features to improve the user experience around composing … Read More
Automate the regular cleanup of ingress and egress rules in your security groups to remove unwanted access patterns. For example, you can schedule an action to remove SSH access that allows access to all incoming IPs.
With the Update ECS Service Scale action you will be able to update desired task instantiation counts across any number of ECS services. Similar to our Update Auto Scaling Group action you will be able to cache existing settings and restore to them an accompanying Rule. We’re really excited to start supporting even more use cases around containerised workloads so … Read More
You can now toggle between VISUAL and COMPACT display options within the Rules view. Users often mentioned that Rules with multiple actions made the Rules view challenging to navigate, requiring scrolling and resulting in a disorientating experience. By allowing a toggleable display option you can easily choose whichever view you prefer and change at any point in time.
You can now add Labels to Rules. A Label is user defined identifying metadata for a Rule. Within the Rules view any Label on a Rule is available as a clickable filter helping to reduce the view to only show Rules with selected Labels in common. This greatly improves the user experience for teams who have multiple Rules. Now users … Read More
We built some new stuff Firstly, we built support for a sequence of actions. You are no longer restricted to executing a single Action in your Rule. Actions could be fired off in serial. Secondly, we created a new component for our Rules, named “Pauses”. Pauses offer users the ability to perform some manual approval or some other check at … Read More
If you’ve recently signed up or added any new accounts recently, you may have noticed some changes to the account setup process. These changes have been pushed out over the past month or so, but today we released the most useful of these: you can now customize the cross-account role that is installed in your AWS Account. This change lets … Read More
Here at GorillaStack, we know that strategic tagging is one of the keys to awesome infrastructure management in the cloud. Intelligent tags make everything easier, from allocating costs to debugging CloudFormation templates to optimising your spend. That is why we have always encouraged our devops heroes to use tags to decide which resources are targeted by their GorillaStack rules, and … Read More
Elastic IPs have some pretty tricky pricing. While they are meant to be free, you will be charged if any of the following conditions are true: EIP is not associated with an instance Instance associated with the EIP is not running The instance associated with the EIP only has more than one EIP address attached to it Sometimes Elastic IPs … Read More