Analyze Cost for AWS

Updated 3 days ago by Archana Singh

Harness Continuous Efficiency (CE) allows you to view your AWS costs at a glance, understand what is costing the most, and analyze cost trends. CE displays the data for all your Amazon Web Services (ECS, EC2, and so on) and also helps you get details of:

  • AWS cloud cost spending trend
  • AWS service costing the most in the selected time range, for example, EC2 spent last month
  • Primary cost contributor, for example, region, account, instance type, or usage type
  • AWS spending by region, for example, US East or US West

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Before You Begin

Step: Analyze AWS Cost

  1. In Continuous Efficiency, click Explorer, and then click AWS in the top navigation. The AWS services are displayed.
  2. View the cost of the resources that are important to you. Select a date rangeGroup by, and Filter by options. Based on your Group by and Filter by selection, the table, and chart display information. Hover over the chart to see the details.
    You can Group by:
  • Service: Each of your active AWS services is displayed.
  • Account: Each AWS account you are using to connect Harness to AWS via a Harness AWS Cloud Provider.
  • Instance Type: Each Amazon EC2 instance type you are using.
  • Usage Type: Usage types are the units that each service uses to measure the usage of a specific type of resource. For example, the BoxUsage:t2.micro(Hrs) usage type filters by the running hours of Amazon EC2 t2.micro instances.
  • Region: Each AWS region you are currently running services in.
  • Tags: Each tag that you assign to your AWS resources. You can select a Tag name to get further granular details of your tags.
    For tags to appear in the Harness CE Explorer, you must activate the user-defined cost allocation tags in the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. For more information, see Activating User-Defined Cost Allocation Tags.
    In CE, the tag keys are updated as the following:
    • For the user-defined tags, user_ prefix is added.
    • For the AWS system tags, aws_ prefix is added.
    • The characters that do not follow regex [a-zA-Z0-9_] are changed to _.
    • The tags are case sensitive. If the tags are specified as UserName and username, then the number suffix _<Number>is added to the tag. For example, UserName and username_1.
  • No Grouping: The total AWS cloud cost.
  1. To get further granular details, use Filter by options.

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