Level 100: AWS Account Setup: Lab Guide

Last Updated

October 2020

Authors

  • Nathan Besh, Cost Lead Well-Architected

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Introduction

This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to configure your accounts and get them prepared for Cost Optimization work. It will create and setup an initial account structure, enable access to billing information and create a cost optimization team. This will ensure that you can complete the Well-Architected Cost workshops, and enable you to optimize your workloads inline with the Well-Architected Framework.

Goals

  • Implement an account structure
  • Configure billing services
  • Enable detailed cost and usage information
  • Create a cost optimization team

Prerequisites

  • Multiple AWS accounts already created (at least three)

Permissions required

  • Root user and administrator access to the management and member accounts

Costs

Time to complete

  • The lab should take approximately 30 minutes to complete

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