Viewing Asset Tags in VMDR OT

Asset tagging helps to organize assets in your organization. You can apply tags manually or configure rules, but it isn't automatically classifying your assets in logical, hierarchical, business-contextual groups. The most powerful use of tags is accomplished by creating a dynamic tag. Dynamic tag automatically assigns tags to the assets based on search criteria in the dynamic tagging rule.

On the Tags tab, you can view a list of various tags applied to the assets and the option to create a new tag.

Note: You need permissions related to tagging activities. There are various permissions like Create User Tag | Edit User Tag| Delete User Tag |Modify Dynamic Tag Rules| Add/Remove Tags.

You can search the tag from the Search for tags.

Configure Tags

Configure tags to apply them to assets. Tags help to organize your assets and to manage user access to them.

1) Go to Tags and click Create Tag.

2) Enter the basic details and tag properties for your tag.

- Basic DetailsBasic Details

Give your tag a name.

Select Mark as Favourite if you want to create a tag as favourite. Favourite is displayed with yellow star in the list.

Add a description for your tag (optional).

 

- Tag PropertiesTag Properties

Color coding is a great way to organize tags. You can assign different colors to different tag.

When creating a child tag, you can select a parent tag from existing tags in your account.

To select existing tag click Select and then choose a tag from Select Tags pop up.

You can also create a new tag for a parent.

Click Create and again similar form to create a tag displays. You can not create a new parent from this new tag.

create tag window

3) Set up a dynamic tag type (optional). If there is no dynamic rule, your tag will be saved as a static tag.

- Tag TypeTag Type

There are two types of tags - Static and Dynamic.

By default, static tag is created. Dynamic tag allows you to define Tag Rules.

You can select Evaluate Rule on Creation check box to evaluate dynamic rule once it is created or updated.

- Tag RulesTag Rules

These rules help to identify the assets to apply tags.

- No Dynamic Rule: Your tag will be a static tag.

- Asset Name Contains: Applies the tag when any part of the user-definable asset name contains the substring or substrings you enter. Add multiple substrings separated by the "|" (vertical bar) with no spaces before or after.

- Asset Inventory: Applies the tag to assets from VMDR OT.

- IP Address In Range(s): Applies the tag to assets with an IP in the range you enter (e.g. 172.31.254.0-172.31.254.25 or 172.31.254.0/25).

-IP Address In Range(s) + Network(s): Applies the tag to assets with an IP in the
range you enter and network.

- Open Ports: Applies the tag to assets whose port listing matches the ports you enter (e.g. 80,123).

- Asset Search: Applies the tag to assets based on search criteria defined in the Asset Search field. You can use XML code to define your query.

- Test Rule Applicability on Selected Assets (Optional)Test Rule Applicability on Selected Assets (Optional)

Select assets in your account to test the rule.

A green color Pass tells you the asset matches the rule.

A red color Fail tells you the asset does not match the rule.

4) Click Create to save the tag. When you save your dynamic tag, it is applied to all discovered assets that match your defined rule. You can filter the assets list to show only those that match your new tag rule.

Note: When you save your static tag, you can apply it to your asset from the Assets tab.

Example - Dynamic Tag

Create a tag based on passive sensor id.

Steps to follow:

1. Enter the basic details.

- Go to TAGS > Create Tag

- Create New Tag window is displayed.

- Provide the Name for the tag.

- Provide a Description for the tag. This is an optional field.

- Select Mark as Favourite if you want to create a tag as a favourite.

The favourite tag is displayed with a yellow star in the list.

2. Go to Tag Properties. (This is an optional field)

You can assign different colors to different tags for better organization of the tags.

When creating a child tag, you can select a parent tag from existing tags in your account.

To select an existing tag, click Select and choose a tag from the Select Tags window.

You can also create a new tag for a parent.

Click Add Tags and again similar form to create a tag displays. You can not create a new parent from this new tag.

3. Select Tag Type.

There are two types of tags - Static and Dynamic. By default, the static tag is created. The dynamic tag allows you to define Tag Rules.

- For setting dynamic tag type, select Dynamic.

- Go to Rule and select Asset Inventory.

Here we want to tag the assets by passive sensor ID.

-Enter the query. Keep the passive sensor Id in backticks for an exact match.

- To test the rule of Applicability on your assets, click This is an optional field.

We recommend the following search queries for the Asset Inventory rule for creating dynamic tags.

passiveSensor.id

operatingSystem

passiveSensor.location

hardware.category2

hardware.manufacturer

hardware.model

passiveSensor.name

 

To check rule applicability, select the assets from the list and click Apply.

- A green color Pass tells you the asset matches the rule.

- A red color Fail tells you the asset does not match the rule.

- Click Add to add another set of assets to test rule applicability from the list of assets of Select Asset window.

- Click Remove All to clear the assets in the list; you can search for more assets by clicking on  Test Rule Applicability on Selected Assets.

You can select Evaluate Rule on the Creation check box to evaluate the dynamic rule once it is created or updated.

Clicking the Evaluate Rule on Creation applies to all the assets that satisfy the rule, including assets that are scanned earlier.

- Click Create to save the tag.

You have completed the steps to assign the tag to the assets.

You can view the tag in the Tags table.

You can also view the details of the tag on the Assets tab.

Under the total number of assets, you can see tag by id is available in the TAGS filter.

After you click a tag by id from the list, your selection gets translated into a QQL query in the search bar, and the assets that belong to the selected tag are displayed in the assets table.

Related Topics

Tagging Assets

Managing Asset Tags