Prerequisites

Get access to the Templates

Submit the AWS Account ID you’re using to instantiate the dashboard into this form in order to enable the templates in your account.

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 follow the best practices of the AWS Well-Architected labs. The prerequisites below link to each corresponding lab. We recommend following the labs, but have included standalone steps to supplement.

The Cloud Intelligence Dashboards support Multi-Payer Cost and Usage Report (CUR) reporting. Multi-Payer CUR setup cannot use the standalone setup and must follow the Well-Architected Lab references for each prerequisite

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 visit one of the following resources to enable.

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 - to create using the Level 100 Account Setup: Lab Guide
Click here - to create using the standalone setup guide

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 visit one of the following resources to enable.

Click here - to create using the Level 200 Cost and Usage Analysis lab
Click here - to create using the standalone setup guide

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 one of the options below.

Click here - to create using the Level 100 Account Setup: Lab Guide
Click here - to create using the standalone setup guide