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Install the AWS Cost Explorer App and view the Dashboards

This page provides examples and descriptions for each of the AWS Cost Explorer pre-configured dashboards.

Installing the App

Now that you have set up a collection for AWS Cost Explorer, install the Sumo Logic App to use the pre-configured dashboards that provide visibility into your environment for real-time analysis of overall usage.

  1. Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.
  2. From the App Catalog, search for AWS Cost Explorer and select the app. 
  3. To install the app, click Add to Library and complete the following fields.
    • App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    • Advanced. Select the Location in the Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
  4. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or another folder that you've specified. From here, you can share it with your organization.

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Viewing AWS Cost Explorer Dashboards

This section provides examples and descriptions for each of the AWS Cost Explorer pre-configured dashboards.

AWS Cost Explorer - Account

AWS Cost Explorer - Account dashboard provides detailed information about cost and usage by different AWS accounts.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor and visualize the costs and usage associated with your top cost-accruing AWS accounts detailed breakdown on all AWS accounts
  • Gain a better understanding of your cost trends.

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AWS Cost Explorer - Region

AWS Cost Explorer - Region dashboard provides detailed information about cost and usage by different AWS Regions within AWS accounts.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor and visualize the costs and usage associated with your top cost-accruing AWS regions across different AWS accounts with detailed breakdown on all AWS accounts / regions
  • Gain a better understanding of your cost trends.

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AWS Cost Explorer - Services

AWS Cost Explorer - Services dashboard provides detailed information about cost and usage by operations performed by various Services in AWS accounts.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor and visualize the costs and usage associated with your top cost-accruing AWS services with detailed breakdown on all AWS services
  • Gain a better understanding of your cost trends.

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AWS Cost Explorer - Operations

AWS Cost Explorer - Operations dashboard provides detailed information about cost and usage by operations performed by various Services in AWS accounts.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor and visualize the costs and usage associated with your top cost-accruing operations performed on various AWS services with detailed breakdown on all operations across various AWS services
  • Gain a better understanding of your cost trends.

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