How To: Set a Baseline (UI)

This quick tutorial shows how to set/update a baseline for a Fugue environment using the UI. There are two methods:

This sets your baseline to the results of the most recent scan by default. To select an older scan, use the date picker.

Note

You can also set or update a baseline using these other methods:

What’s a Baseline?

A baseline is a “snapshot” of resource configuration at a point in time. When you set a baseline, Fugue lets you know of any changes to that configuration, known as drift. Drift detection is automatically enabled when the baseline is set.

Whether you’re creating your first baseline or updating it, it’s called setting a baseline.

Setting Your First Baseline

You can set your first baseline from the “Establish Your First Baseline” dialog on the Events or Baseline pages. Select “Use Latest Scanned Resources”:

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Select “Yes, Establish Baseline” to confirm your selection.

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You’ll see a success message. That’s it – you’re done! The baseline is set to the results of your most recent scan. However, you can select an earlier scan with the date picker to establish the baseline using an earlier state of your infrastructure (see instructions below).

Setting or Updating a Baseline with the Actions button

To set your first baseline or update your existing baseline for an environment to the most recent scan:

  1. Select the Establish Baseline from the Actions button drop-down menu in the top right of the screen.

  2. Confirm your selection.

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You’ll see a success message. That’s it – you’re done! Your baseline is set to the currently selected scan (by default, the most recent). However, you can select an earlier scan with the date picker to establish the baseline using an earlier state of your infrastructure (see instructions below).

Using the Date Picker to Set Baseline to Earlier Scan

To set your baseline to an earlier scan:

  1. Select the date picker below the Actions button.

  2. Select the date and time of the desired scan.

  3. Select the Actions button, then select Establish Baseline from the drop-down menu.

  4. Confirm selection.

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You’ll see a success message. That’s it – you’re done! The next scan uses the updated baseline to detect drift or enforce resources.

What’s Next?

Now that you’ve set a baseline, you can learn more about drift detection and baseline enforcement.

If you change your mind and want to disable drift detection, here’s how to do it.