The cloud analyses data

The analysis is sent to all the cloud virtual instances, discoverable by the specific cloud plugins, which evaluate it for relevance and report the status. You can monitor specific properties of your cloud virtual instances from the BigFix Console.

Data provided by the analysis: Cloud provider Plugin Settings

The information reported by these analyses are the following plugin settings:

  • Settings: A multi-property which displays a list of all settings.
  • Version: The plugin version.
  • Refresh Interval: The value, specified in minutes, set for the Task named Plugin Update Refresh Interval.

Data provided by the analysis: Amazon Web Services Resources

This analysis reports information that is specific to each provider. In particular, the Amazon Web Services Resources analysis reports data such as:
  • State AWS: The state of the virtual machine.
  • Launch Time: The time when the instance was launched.
  • Type AWS: The specific instance type.
  • Image ID: The image ID number.
  • Owner ID: The owner ID number.
  • Tags AWS: The predefined tags used.
  • Region AWS: The region in which the virtual machine is located.
  • Tenancy: The tenancy model used. Dedicated or shared. The default tenancy model is the shared tenancy.
  • Platform: The value is Windows for Windows instances; otherwise blank (this is a limitation for the API AWS).
  • Private / Public IP AWS: The private / public IP address assigned to the virtual machine.
  • Private / Public DNS Name: The private / public DNS assigned to the virtual machine.
  • Security Groups: The security group, that acts as a virtual firewall for your instance, used to control inbound and outbound traffic.
  • Availability Zone: The distinct location within the region that is engineered to be isolated from failures in other availability zones.
  • Key Name: The key name associated to the virtual machine.
  • VPC ID: The ID number of the specific Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) used.
  • Image Name: A unique name for the image used.
  • Instance ID AWS: The instance ID number.
  • Account Alias AWS: The Account Alias used.
  • Correlation ID AWS: The correlation ID number.

The cloud plugins might be able to report additional information as well.

Data provided by the analysis: Microsoft Azure Resources

The information reported back from this analysis is specific for each provider. In particular, the Microsoft Azure Resources analysis reports back data such as:
  • State Azure: The state of the virtual machine.
  • Provisioning State: The provisioning state of the virtual machine.
  • Provisioning Time: The provisioning time of the virtual machine.
  • Type Azure: The type of virtual machine.
  • Image Publisher: The publisher / organization that created the image.
  • Image Offer: The name of a group of related images created by a publisher.
  • Tags Azure: The predefined tags used.
  • Region Azure: The region in which the virtual machine is located.
  • Private / Public IP Azure: The private / public IP address assigned to the virtual machine.
  • Resource Group: The group of resources the virtual machine belongs to.
  • Instance ID Azure: The instance ID number.
  • Account Alias Azure: The Account Alias used.
  • Correlation ID Azure: The correlation ID number.

The cloud plugins might be able to report back also additional information.

Data provided by the analysis: VMware Resources

The information reported back from this analysis is specific for each provider. In particular, the VMware Resources analysis reports back data such as:
  • Operating System: The operating system used.
  • Power State VMware: The power state of the virtual machine.
  • Status VMware: The state of the virtual machine.
  • BIOS UUID: The BIOS UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) number.
  • Host: The host virtual machine.
  • VM UUID: The virtual machine UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) number.
  • Account Alias VMware: The Account Alias used.

The cloud plugins might be able to report back also additional information.

Data provided by the analysis: Google Cloud Platform Resources

The information reported back from this analysis is specific for each provider. In particular, the Google Cloud Platform Resources analysis reports back data such as:
  • Instance ID GCP: The instance ID number.
  • Account Label GCP: The credentials label.
  • Tags GCP: The predefined tags used.
  • Status Message GCP: The status message.
  • Status GCP: The status.
  • Type GCP: The machine type.
  • Creation Time: The creation timestamp.
  • CPU Platform: The cpu platform.
  • Zone GCP: The zone.
  • Network Interface Name: The names of IP interfaces of network.
  • Network Subnet Address: The subnet address of IP interfaces of network.
  • Private IP GCP: The addresses of IP interfaces of network.
  • Public IP GCP: The external addresses of IP interfaces of network.
  • IP Forwarding: If the IP address can forward.
  • Correlation ID GCP: The correlation ID.

Cloud inspectors

Cloud inspectors gather information from the BigFix Agent, such as the following:
  • Whether it is a virtual machine or not.
  • If yes:
    • The name of the Cloud Provider.
    • Region and availability zone of the instance.
    • Unique ID of the instance (Instance ID or VM ID).
    • Private IP.

For details of various cloud provider configuration properties, see their respective documentation.