Getting Started with Nodes

Updated 1 week ago by Totalcloud

What is a Node?

A node is a basic element of a TotalCloud Workflow performing specific functions. You can define these nodes with the help of conditions and filters like the way you want. They are available in the Workflow Editor.

While choosing the nodes, think of all the sequence of actions you take personally using AWS CLI or the console. This will help you quickly decide on the type of nodes you need for a workflow.

Types of Nodes

The below table provides an overview of all the nodes essential for creating a workflow.

Trigger

Types: Schedule, Recurrent, Custom, HTTP Calls

Example Use Case: Use this node to start a Workflow every Friday at 6pm.

Click here to know about this node in detail.

Resource

Types: NA

Example Use Case: Pick Alarms from CloudWatch service belonging to N. Virginia region.

Click here to know about this node in detail.

Filter

Types: Param, Tags, Security Group, NACL, Function, Date

Example Use Case: Filter security groups with port 22 open to the world.

Click here to know about this node in detail.

User Approval

Types: Email, Slack

Example Use Case: Take approval from SysAdmin Lead to terminate an EC2 instance.

Click here to know about this node in detail.

Action

Types: NA

Example Use Case: Terminate a particular EC2 instance.

Click here to know about this node in detail.

Notification

Types: Email, Slack

Example Use Case: Notify specific team(s), peer(s), or yourself about a particular execution.

Click here to know about this node in detail.

Report

Types: Passthrough, Input Transformer, Chart

Example Use Case: Share a downloadable chart of count of volumes in each Availability Zone (AZ) to your team.

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Monitoring

Types: NA

Example Use Case: Fetch Cloudwatch metrics data of EC2s.


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