Level 100: Rightsizing Recommendations

Last Updated

June 2021


  • Arthur Basbaum, AWS Cloud Economics
  • Travis Ketcherside, AWS Technical Account Manager


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This hands-on lab will give you an overview on Rightsizing recommendations and how to prioritize your EC2 rightsizing efforts.


  • Enable and use Rightsizing recommendations
  • Learn how to filter Rightsizing recommendations report and focus only on the less complex high saving cases


  • Have at least one Amazon EC2 instance running
  • Enable Rightsizing recommendations at AWS Cost Explorer > Rightsizing recommendations (no additional cost)

Permissions required

  • A minimum of read-only access to the AWS Billing Console
  • Read-only access can be granted via the AWSBillingReadOnlyAccess IAM Policy
  • There may be permission error messages during the lab, as the console may require additional privilege
  • These errors will not impact the lab, and we follow security best practices by implementing the minimum set of privileges required