Using IDERA Uptime Cloud Monitor, you can now generate an AWS EC2 cost report for your AWS account. This gives you a summary of AWS Costs for all EC2 instances and displays the total charges under different reservation scenarios. To generate an EC2 cost report for your account, follow these steps :
Figure 1: Opening the Cost Report section under AWS tab
Figure 2: Saving the preferences for generating the EC2 Cost Report
2. After a few seconds, the report is generated and mailed to you. The report can also be downloaded from the Web UI as an Excel sheet.
Figure 3: Report generation has been completed and the EC2 Report can be downloaded
Detailed information about what is contained in this report.
README (first tab):
This explains the scope and limitations of this EC2 Cost Report. These items are listed in the README tab:
EC2 - Current Scenario (second tab):
This sheet details the current charges that you are incurring for your EC2 servers as per the Reservation Strategy that is currently applied.
The columns in this sheet are:
The rows in this sheet are highlighted in GREEN, RED or YELLOW.
GREEN - If the EC2 instance is covered under a reservation
RED - If the EC2 instance is running on demand
YELLOW - In case there is an unused reservation, the number of wasted reservations with the corresponding reservation type is displayed in this row.
EC2 - Proposed Reservations (third tab):
In this tab, we provide cost estimates for each instance under different reservation strategies.
The rows in this sheet are highlighted in GREY or RED
GREY - These EC2 instances are already reserved. Charges under different reservation strategies that are listed so that the user can choose the right reservation strategy once the existing reservation expired.
RED - These EC2 instances are currently unreserved. It is recommended that the user reserve these instance immediately by selecting the optimal payment schedule as listed.
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