This topic describes the Rules page in the Cloud Config console. You can view the running status and compliance evaluation result of each rule on this page.

When you go to the Rules page for the first time, no rule appears on the page. After you create rules, you can view all the rules on this page. The Rules page displays basic information about rules. Pay attention to the information in the Compliance and Status columns.

Compliance column

This column displays the compliance status of the resource configuration evaluated by a rule. The following table describes the four status options.

Status Description
Compliant (N) The configuration of target resources is all evaluated to be compliant by the rule in historical evaluations. N indicates the number of the target resources under your account.
Non-compliant (N) The configuration of N resources is evaluated to be non-compliant by the rule in historical evaluations. You can view the resources whose configuration is non-compliant on the details page of the rule.
Insufficient Data The rule has not been triggered and cannot determine whether the configuration of target resources is compliant.
Not Applicable (N) The rule was triggered, but Cloud Config did not receive the expected evaluation result. Errors may occur when the rule was run.

Status column

This column displays the running status of a rule. The following table describes the four status options.

Status Description
Active The rule is monitoring the configuration of target resources. It starts to evaluate configuration compliance once you change the configuration of target resources.
Evaluating The rule is triggered and is evaluating whether the configuration of target resources is compliant.
Deleting Results The evaluation result returned by the rule is being deleted. Cloud Config allows you to delete the evaluation result returned by a rule so that you can clear test data before you start to evaluate configuration compliance.
Inactive The rule is disabled from monitoring the configuration of target resources. Cloud Config retains the rule configuration but will never trigger the rule.