View AWS Reservation Efficiency Dashboard

Updated 1 month ago by Archana Singh

Dashboards are a collection of charts and data tables with filters that you can use to get at the data you're interested in. Dashboards serve as a platform for data modeling and analytics using a combination of available business metrics and operational data. You can use this data to make data-driven informed business decisions.

Harness provides By Harness (pre-defined) and Custom (user-defined) Dashboards to visualize cloud cost data across cloud providers.

This topic describes how to view the By Harness AWS Reservation Efficiency Dashboard and get more information about that data. For more information on Reserved Instances, see Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances.

Using the AWS reservation efficiency report you can:

  • View your EC2 costs at a glance and understand what is costing the most
  • Compare your weekly, monthly, and yearly EC2 spend (reserved and non-reserved)
  • View details of EC2 blended cost
  • Get details of how reserved instances are utilized
  • View your reserved and non-reserved EC2 cost
  • Analyze how efficiently you are using your reserved instances

In this topic:

Before You Begin

Prerequisites

  • Review Set Up Cloud Cost Management for AWS
  • Ensure that you have Dashboard-All View permissions assigned. See Manage Access Control for CCM Dashboards.
  • Ensure that you have set up Cloud Cost Management (CCM) for the AWS cloud provider.
  • Ensure that you have added all the required permissions for your cloud provider. The data available in the Dashboard depends on the permissions you provided to the AWS cloud provider when setting up the CCM. For more information, see Select Features.

Data Ingestion for AWS Reservation Efficiency Dashboard

Once you have set up cost visibility for the AWS cloud provider and the data is available in the Perspective, you can view AWS Cost Dashboards. The data in the Dashboard is updated dynamically.

Step: View AWS Reservation Efficiency Dashboard

Perform the following steps to view AWS Reservation Efficiency Dashboard:

  1. In Harness, click Dashboards.
  2. In All Dashboards, select By Harness and click AWS Reservation Efficiency.
    The AWS Reservation Efficiency Dashboard is displayed:

    Dimension

    Description

    Monthly Comparison of Total EC2 Cost

    Includes total EC2 reserved and non-reserved monthly cost

    Yearly Comparison of Total EC2 Cost

    Includes total EC2 reserved and non-reserved cost

    Total Cost by Reservation Type

    The total EC2 cost by the reservation type.

    Total Cost and Reserved Instances (RI) Coverage

    The total cost of how much of your overall instance usage is covered by Reserved Instances.

    EC2 Cost and Reserved Instances (RI) Coverage

    The EC2 cost of how much of your overall instance usage is covered by Reserved Instances.

    Most Expensive Services

    Displays top ten most expensive services across your AWS cloud account. For example, Amazon S3, AWSELB, Amazon EC2, etc.

    Most Expensive Usage Type

    Displays top ten most expensive services across based on your usage.

  1. In Total Cost by Reservation Type, Total Cost and Reserved Instances (RI) Coverage, Total EC2 Cost by Reservation Type, and EC2 Cost and Reserved Instances (RI) Coverage click on the chart to further drill down the data. You can drill down by:
    • by Usage Start Week
    • by Usage Start Date
    • by Usage Start Hour
    • by Usage Start Time
    The following example shows the cost of Total EC2 Cost by Reservation Type by Usage Start Hour:
  2. Click the date to further drill down to view the cost in the Dashboard. The drill-down options on this page depend on the selection that you made in the previous step. For example:

    - If you selected by Usage Start Week in Drill into, then on this page you will see by Usage Start Date, by Usage Start Hour, and by Usage Start Time options.

    - If you selected by Usage Start Date in Drill into, then on this page you will see by Usage Start Hour and by Usage Start Time options.
    The cost for the selected hour is displayed.
  3. Click on the chart to view further granular cost details. You can view the details of the filters applied.
  4. Click Back to go back to the previous page in the Dashboard.
  5. Click Download to download the Dashboard. See Download Dashboard Data.

See Also

Once you have set up cost visibility for your Kubernetes clusters, AWS, GCP, and Azure cloud providers, you can create your own Dashboards. Refer to the following topics to create your own Dashboard and chart data.

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