Prerequisites

Install or Update the AWS CLI

CLI commands are required to complete the dashboard setup. If you need to enable your AWS CLI, follow the steps below.

Click here - to use AWS Cloudshell - Recommended option
Click here - if you are using Docker
Click here - if you are using Linux x86 (64-bit)
Click here - if you are using Linux ARM
Click here - if you are using MacOS
Click here - if you are using Windows

Full details on installing, updating, and uninstalling AWS CLI from supported operating systems is available here .

The Cloud Intelligence Dashboards support Multi-Payer Cost and Usage Report (CUR) reporting. After using the steps below to setup a CUR in each payer account, visit this section of the lab on combining multiple CURs for the Cloud Intelligence Dashboards before returning here

Prepare Cost & Usage Report

The Cost & Usage Report is the foundation for these dashboards. You must have a Cost & Usage Report created with the following format

  • Additional report details: Include Resource IDs
  • Time Granularity: Hourly
  • Report Versioning: Overwrite existing report
  • Report data integration for: Amazon Athena
  • Compression type: Parquet

If you do not have a Cost & Usage Report that meets this criteria follow the steps for preparing your Cost & Usage report setup guide below.

It can take up to 24 hours for AWS to start delivering reports to your Amazon S3 bucket. After delivery starts, AWS updates the AWS Cost and Usage Reports files at least once a day.

Click here see steps for preparing your Cost & Usage report

Enable your Cost & Usage Reports in Athena

The dashboards use Athena as the QuickSight data source for generating your dashboards. If you do not have your Cost & Usage Report enabled in Athena please click to expand the setup guide below.

Click here - to follow the steps for setting up Athena for the first time

Enable QuickSight

QuickSight is the AWS Business Intelligence tool that will allow you to not only view the Standard AWS provided insights into all of your accounts, but will also allow to produce new versions of the Dashboards we provide or create something entirely customized to you. If you are already a regular QuickSight user you can skip these steps and move on to the next step. If not, complete the steps below.

Click here - to setup QuickSight