Cleanup How-To Guides
Clean Up Expired Resources
A resource can be tagged with an expiration tag that instructs Resoto to clean it up after it has reached a certain age. This can serve as a safety net for when a CI job fails or the IaC tool aborts halfway through its run, or even as the primary means of managing resource lifecycles.
Clean Up Untagged Resources
Resource tags are an essential tool in finding and tracking an organization's cloud resources, but tags are only useful if they are applied consistently.
Clean Up AWS CloudWatch Alarms
When deleting EC2 instances, CloudWatch alarms are sometimes left behind.
Clean Up AWS EBS Volumes
When EC2 instances are removed, their storage volumes are sometimes left behind. Resoto can find and delete these unused storage volumes.
Clean Up AWS IAM Access Keys
IAM access keys are long-term AWS credentials, and it is best practice to remove keys that are no longer in use. Removing unused keys enhances the security and reduces your exposure to risk.
Clean Up AWS Load Balancers
When compute instances are removed, their load balancers are sometimes left behind.
Clean Up AWS VPC Resources
When deleting AWS VPCs, dependent network resources are sometimes left behind.