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How to calculate AWS server costs?



This is Shashi, I am looking for a solution about how to calculate AWS server costs.


I am running 70 AWS servers in different environments, we have a scheduler to stop and start the servers periodically. For curiosity, I would like to know how much I am spending in each environment and how much I am saving using the scheduler.  Ss there any procedure to display all these servers' availability and cost calculators in a single dashboard?


^ Edited by @Ryan.Paredez for formatting.


AppDynamics Team (Retired)

Hi Sashi,

The best fit is to use the "AWS Billing Monitoring Extension" to collect the billing metrics from AWS Cloudwatch. Once these metrics are in the Controller, you can create a custom dashboard that combines server availability and cost on a single screen. You can also configure Health Rules to alert you if the usage is higher (or lower) than you expect.


Attaching a screenshot showing AWS Billing and other Cloudwatch metrics on a custom dashboard.




Brian Wheeldon, Solution Engineer, NYC

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