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Cloud Manager 3.6
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Monitoring AWS resource costs

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Cloud Manager enables you to view the resource costs associated with running Cloud Volumes ONTAP in AWS. You can also see how much money you saved by using NetApp features that can reduce storage costs.

About this task

Cloud Manager updates the costs when you refresh the page. You should refer to AWS for final cost details.

  1. Verify that Cloud Manager can obtain cost information from AWS:

    1. Ensure that the IAM policy that provides Cloud Manager with permissions includes the following actions:


      These actions are included in the latest Cloud Manager policy. New systems deployed from NetApp Cloud Central automatically include these permissions.

    2. Activate the WorkingEnvironmentId tag.

      To track your AWS costs, Cloud Manager assigns a cost allocation tag to Cloud Volumes ONTAP instances. After you create your first working environment, activate the WorkingEnvironmentId tag. User-defined tags don't appear on AWS billing reports until you activate them in the Billing and Cost Management console.

  2. On the Working Environments page, select a Cloud Volumes ONTAP working environment and then click Cost.

    The Cost page displays costs for the current and previous months and shows your annual NetApp savings, if you enabled NetApp's cost-saving features on volumes.

    The following image shows a sample Cost page:

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