Security Center provides the feature of asset management rules. You can configure rule conditions in an asset management rule. Servers that meet the specified rule condition can be managed by group or tag. This improves your efficiency of managing assets. This topic describes how to use the feature of asset management rules.

Limits

When you create an asset management rule, you can select an existing group or tag. After the rule is created, the rule does not take effect on the servers that belong to the existing group or the servers to which the existing tag is added. The rule takes effect only on the servers that do not belong to the group and the servers to which the tag is not added. If you do not want to select an existing group or tag, you can create a group or tag before you create the asset management rule. For more information about how to create a group or tag, see Manage asset groups and Manage asset tags.

Create an asset management rule

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Settings.
  3. On the Settings page, click the Multi-cloud configuration management tab.
  4. On the Multi-cloud configuration management tab, click the Asset management rules tab.
  5. On the Asset management rules tab, click Add rules.
  6. In the Asset management rules panel, configure the parameters. Asset management rules
    The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Rule name The name of the asset management rule.
    Rule description The description of the asset management rule.
    Operation The type of the asset management rule. Valid values:
    • Grouping If you select Grouping for Operation, the servers that meet a specified rule condition are added to the group that you select after you create the rule.
    • Label: If you select Label for Operation, the servers that meet a specified rule condition are added with the tag that you select after you create the rule.
    Full operation Specifies whether the asset management rule takes effect on existing servers.
    • If you select Full operation, the rule takes effect on existing servers.
    • If you clear Full operation, the rule takes effect only on newly purchased servers.
    Rule condition The rule condition of the asset management rule. You can add rules or rule groups.
  7. Click OK.
    After the asset management rule is created, you can view the rule in the rule list of the Asset management rules tab. You can also view the results on the Server(s) tab of the Assets page. To check whether the servers that meet the specified rule condition are added to the selected group, click Server Group in the left-side navigation tree. To check whether the selected tag is added to the servers that meet the specified rule condition, click the name of the tag below Tag in the left-side navigation tree.

Modify an asset management rule

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Settings.
  3. On the Multi-cloud configuration management tab, click the Asset management rules tab.
  4. On the Asset management rules tab, find the asset management rule that you want to modify.
  5. Click Modify in the Actions column.
    You can modify the following parameters: Rule name, Rule description, Operation, Full operation, and Rule condition.
  6. Click OK.
    Security Center manages your servers based on the asset management rule after modification.

Delete an asset management rule

If you no longer require an asset management rule, you can delete the rule.

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Settings.
  3. On the Multi-cloud configuration management tab, click the Asset management rules tab.
  4. On the Asset management rules tab, find the asset management rule that you want to delete.
  5. Click Delete in the Actions column.
  6. In the message that appears, click OK.
    Note After you delete an asset management rule, the group or tag that is specified in the rule is not affected.