The AWS Inventory opens the Overview tab by default. The Overview tab displays a summary of the status of all the assets in your connected AWS accounts. You can view details about the other asset types in your connected accounts by clicking the relevant tabs. These tabs display inventory information about the total assets of that type in your connected AWS accounts.

The Overview tab has three panels which provide an overall summary of all the asset types in your connected AWS accounts.

The Protection status indicator displays the total number of assets that are Protected, Unprotected, or have a deactivated policy applied, for all of your connected accounts. It also displays an asset type breakdown for each category of protection status. You can also view this information for a specific account by clicking the account to view protection status information.

The Backup status indicator displays the backup performance of your assets (success, failure, or no backup) for all your connected accounts over a period of time. The default period is the last 7 days. You can also view Backup status on the inventory page of each asset type (EC2, EBS, RDS, S3 etc). Click a status to view details about the assets in that category.

The Backup and restores summary displays the number of backup and restore tasks for all protected assets in your connected AWS accounts over a period of time. The default period is the last 24 hours. Click a type of backup or restore to view a breakup of tasks that succeeded and failed. You can also clikc the number to view more details on the Tasks page.

The table includes the following information:

  • AWS account: The account number and the number of connected regions. Click the expander to view the asset types in a connected region. Clicking the region changes the display to show you the Protection status, Backup status, and Backup and restore task status for that region.
  • Configured for: The asset types for which the policy is configured. A single policy can be configured for multiple asset types.
  • Description: Displays the user defined description of the account if provided.
  • Organizational unit: The organizational unit to which the assets belong.
  • Connection status: The connection status of the AWS account. Accounts that are waiting for user input display a message with required actions when you hover over the status.
  • Assets: The total number of assets in the account. Click the number to view a break up of the asset types. Clicking a specific asset type take you the tab that contains details for that asset type in the selected account.
  • Protection status: The protection status for the assets in the AWS account. Click a section on the color bar to view the number of assets in that category. Click the number against the asset type for more details.
  • Backup status: The backup status* of a selected asset type over a selected period of time. You can view backup status for the following time periods:
    • Last 24 hours
    • Last 7 days
      The default setting is the Last 7 days. When you select a time period setting, it only applies to the page on which you make the selection. If you navigate to another page for the same asset, the default setting is the Last 7 days, and you will have to select a time period again. However, if you select an asset from the color bar in the Backup status column or in the Protected status column, and navigate to that asset’s page, the updated settings will be reflected on the page. The color bar displays backup status of the assets covered by a policy. Backup status has the following possible states:
SuccessIndicates that all backup tasks within the selected period of time have succeeded.
Partial successIndicates that the latest backup task within the selected time period has succeeded. However, there are failed backup tasks in that same period.
FailureIndicates that the latest backup task within the selected period of time has failed. There may be successful backups in that same period, however the status is based on the latest backup.
No backupIndicates there are no backup tasks within the selected period of time.
  • Action: The icons in this column indicate the actions you can take for a specific account. The available actions are Edit, Add protection, and Delete. You can edit your account connection to update the CloudFormation template, migrate your account, edit the account description, and change to a different OU--if you have than one--in your account ( you can only move one level up or down at a time when changing OUs). Add protection lets you create a protection rule, or a protection group. Delete is to delete the connection for that AWS account.

*Note: The following are not included in Backup status:

  • DynamoDB PITR
  • S3 Continuous Backup