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Create a configuration list

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2021

This topic describes how to use the Operation Orchestration Service (OOS) console to configure a configuration list for one or more required instances. This allows you to collect the data of these instances.

When you create a configuration list in the OOS console, the system performs the following operations at the backend: An OOS desired-state configuration template is created. The type of the configuration template is inventory. A data collection policy and the execution plan must be specified for the configuration template. The data collection policy includes the list types to be collected. The execution plan specifies the interval at which the configuration template is executed.

Limits

  • A Cloud Assistant client is required to collect the information that is specified in a configuration list. To collect the information of a configuration list, you must install a Cloud Assistant client of the latest version on the required ECS instance. By default, a Cloud Assistant client is installed on official images. This applies to most cases.If you want to check the version of the Cloud Assistant client that runs on the required instance, see How can I install a Cloud Assistant client?

  • You must use an Alibaba Cloud account that is granted the required permissions to manage OOS. If you use an account with administrator permissions, ignore the preceding note. If you use an account that is not granted the required permissions to manage OOS, you must grant these permissions to the account. For more information, see Use RAM to control access at the account level.

Instances

Selection methods

When you create a configuration list, the following selection methods are available:

  • Manually select instances. This method allows you to select the required instances by using just a few clicks.

  • Specify instance tags. This method allows you to select multiple instances by tag at a time. Before you use this method, you must add tags to instances and group these instances by tag.

  • Specify a resource group. This method allows you to select all the instances of a specified resource group. Before you use this method, you must add instances to a resource group.

  • Select all. This method allows you to collect the data of all the instances in the current region.

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Data collection plan

The interval at which data is collected.Valid units:

  • Hours: collects data at an interval of the specified hours. Default unit: hours.

  • Minutes: collects data at an interval of the specified minutes. Minimum value: 30 minutes.

  • Days: collects data at an interval of the specified days.

Create a configuration list

  1. Log on to the OOS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Configuration Lists.1

  1. Click Create Configuration List.1

  1. Set the required instances.Select Specify Instance Tags.1

  2. Set the required data collection plan.Select 30 Minutes.1

  1. Set the required list information.Select Application.

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  1. Click Save.

  2. After the preceding settings are configured, you can view the details on the List Details tab.

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