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Automate is missing the ability to show all the nodes with a specific tag on them

Chef has the ability to tag systems, etc, via knife or it can be done via Automate. What seems to be missing is the ability to say "show me all the nodes with a specific tag". That strikes me as being a logical thing for people using tagging to want to do. We use tagging a lot while patching systems, for example, and there's no easy way to find out what has the correct tag and what doesn't. A power user could make a script to do that, but there has to be an easy way for the non-power user to do this.

  • Dan O'Reilly
  • Oct 12 2022
  • Already Possible
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  • Ankur Mundhra commented
    6 Jan 05:09am

    Chef tag is available in the client run reports. If nodes are tagged with it, you will be able to filter them in client run report. Am marking this idea as already possible. If you have any concerns please reach out to your respective account manager or customer architect for further guidance.

  • Ankur Mundhra commented
    4 Jan 01:57pm

    I am not sure if you are using it the right way. Can you please check once with with your customer architect.

  • Dan O'Reilly commented
    21 Nov, 2022 02:57pm

    No, because that seems to indicate you're running Inspec profiles, which we're not. Please educate me if that's not the case.

  • Ankur Mundhra commented
    21 Nov, 2022 05:40am

    Hey Dan,

    Can you please confirm if the "Chef tag" feature in client run reports suffices your need?

  • Ankur Mundhra commented
    10 Nov, 2022 06:56am

    We have an option to view nodes with a specific "Chef tag" in client run report. Does it help?

  • Dan O'Reilly commented
    7 Nov, 2022 08:39pm

    At least a knife command, maybe "knife tag show nodes <tag>" would be helpful. But I would also maybe add a "TAG" selection in the "Infrastructure organizations <org>" screen in Automate that would allow specification of a tag.

  • Ankur Mundhra commented
    7 Nov, 2022 06:04am

    Hey Dan,
    Thanks for raising this idea. May I know which version of Automate you are using and which reporting view are you referring to?