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This page describes how to configure the display of AWS billing data for standard accounts. For reseller accounts, see Display Amazon billing data.

Create a Cost and Usage Report in AWS

  1. Create an S3 bucket, for example, "costandusagebillingreport"

  2. Within the bucket, create a folder where AWS will store your reports. Give it the name of your report, for example "costandusagereport"
  3. Note the billing bucket name, for example, "costandusagebillingreport"

  4. If you don't already have one for using volumes, assign a policy to allow readonly access to S3 storage to your Abiquo AWS user
  5. Activate IAM user access to billing information. See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/awsaccountbilling/latest/aboutv2/control-access-billing.html
  6. Go to Billing → Billing preferences

  7. Open the Detailed Billing Reports [Legacy] section

  8. Select the option to Turn on the legacy Detailed Billing Reports feature to receive ongoing reports of your AWS charges

  9. Click Configure and enter your S3 bucket

  10. Select all of the available reports including
    1. Monthly report
    2. Detailed billing report
    3. Cost allocation report
    4. Detailed billing report with resources and tags
  11. Click Save preferences

  12. Go to Cost & Usage Reports

  13. Enter the Report name then click Next

  14. Click Configure and select the S3 bucket. Click Next, then select I have configured that this policy is correct. 
  15. For the report prefix, by default, Amazon will put the reports in a folder with the name format "/report-name/date-range/". You should enter this as the report prefix in Abiquo. Click Next
  16. Review your configuration and check that the following parameters are set: bucket name + the path (folder/subfolder) + Time detail: Hourly + GZIP or ZIP format

Configure standard Amazon accounts

  1. In Abiquo, edit the Enterprise and go to Properties. 
  2. Add a property with a key of "billing_bucket" and a value of the name of the billing bucket you created
  3. Add properties for "report_name" and "report_prefix" for the report in the billing bucket