2017-06-09 by Axel Fontaine
AWS lets you associate useful metadata with your provisioned resources in the form of tags. By default Boxfuse uses this to consistently tag your AMIs, EBS snapshots, EBS volumes, ELBs, Instances, Auto Scaling Groups, Launch Configurations, RDS databases, RDS snapshots and more.
Boxfuse does so using a combination of the following tags:
|AWS Tag Name||Description||Example|
||The Boxfuse environment||prod|
||The Boxfuse application||myuser/myapp|
||The Boxfuse image||myuser/myapp:1.2.3|
||(For EC2 instances only) The Boxfuse image and environment||boxfuse myuser/myapp:[email protected]|
In addition to the standard tags automatically created by Boxfuse you can now also specify one or more custom tags that should be applied to all created AWS resources that Boxfuse creates.
Being able to add custom tags is particularly useful in a number of scenarios:
And much more!
For each app in each environment you can now define a set of custom tags that should be added in addition to the existing Boxfuse ones. To achieve this you can either use the Boxfuse Console:
Or if you prefer you can also simply use the Boxfuse client:
> boxfuse cfg myapp -env=prod -tags.team=frontend-dev -tags.spot-enabled=true
And that’s it! All new AWS resources Boxfuse now provisions in the
prod environment for
myapp will now receive these
two custom tags in additional to the standard Boxfuse ones.
The Boxfuse support for custom tags is available today at no additional charge on all paid plans. Enjoy!
So if you haven’t already, sign up for your Boxfuse account now (simply log in with your GitHub id, it’s free), start deploying your application effortlessly to AWS today and have it running with custom tags in minutes.