Setting up AWS billing and cost management for Cloud Manager

Cloud Manager can display the monthly compute costs and storage costs associated with running ONTAP Cloud in AWS. Before Cloud Manager can display the costs, users of AWS payer accounts must set up AWS to store billing reports in an S3 bucket, Cloud Manager must have permissions to access that S3 bucket, and AWS report tags must be enabled after you launch your first ONTAP Cloud instance.

Before you begin

You must have granted AWS permissions to Cloud Manager so it can access an S3 bucket.

Granting AWS permissions to Cloud Manager

About this task

Users of AWS payer accounts must set up AWS to store billing reports in an S3 bucket. Cloud Manager uses the information from the reports to show monthly compute and storage costs associated with an ONTAP Cloud instance, as well as storage cost savings from NetApp product efficiency features (if they are enabled).

You should refer to AWS for final cost details.

The following image shows an example of the AWS costs per month:

Screen shot: Shows the costs per month for a Cloud ONTAP instance.

The following image shows an example of storage cost savings:

Screen shot: Shows the storage cost savings for a Cloud ONTAP instance.

Steps

  1. Go to the Amazon S3 console and set up an S3 bucket for the detailed billing reports:
    1. Create an S3 bucket.
    2. Apply a resource-based bucket policy to the S3 bucket to allow Billing and Cost Management to deposit the billing reports into the S3 bucket.
    For details about using an S3 bucket for detailed billing reports and to use an example bucket policy, see AWS Documentation: Understand Your Usage with Detailed Billing Reports.
  2. From the Billing and Cost Management console, go to Preferences and enable the reports:
    1. Enable Receive Billing Reports and specify the S3 bucket.
    2. Enable Cost allocation report.
  3. When you create a user account, specify the S3 bucket that you created.
    Creating user accounts
    Note: If you grant AWS permissions to Cloud Manager by specifying AWS keys, you must create a user account and specify AWS keys for an IAM user created under the payer account or the AWS keys for the payer account itself.
  4. After you launch your first ONTAP Cloud instance, go back to Billing and Cost Management Preferences, click Manage report tags, and enable the WorkingEnvironmentId tag.
    This tag is not available in AWS until you create your first ONTAP Cloud working environment using any account under the AWS payer account.

Result

Cloud Manager updates the cost information at each 12-hour polling interval.

After you finish

Repeat these steps for other AWS payer accounts for which cost reporting is needed.