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Overview

Amazon Billing allows you to track your AWS infrastructure billing forecasts and costs.

Enable this integration to see in Datadog all your Billing metrics.

Setup

Installation

If you haven’t already, set up the Amazon Web Services integration first.

Installation

  1. In the AWS integration tile, ensure that Billing is checked under metric collection.

  2. Add those permissions to your Datadog IAM policy in order to collect Amazon Billing metrics:

    • budgets:ViewBudget: Used to view AWS budgets metrics

    For more information on Budgets policies, review the documentation on the AWS website.

  3. Enable Billing metrics within the AWS Console.

  4. Install the Datadog - AWS Billing integration.

  5. Create an AWS budget in order to start receiving your AWS Budgets metrics metrics.

AWS Budgets metrics can only be collected from the AWS master account.

Data Collected

Metrics

aws.billing.estimated_charges
(gauge)
The estimated charges for your AWS usage. This can either be estimated charges for one service or a roll-up of estimated charges for all services.
shown as dollar
aws.billing.actual_spend
(gauge)
The actual spending costs for your budget period
shown as dollar
aws.billing.forecasted_spend
(gauge)
The forecasted spending costs for your budget period
shown as dollar
aws.billing.budget_limit
(gauge)
The spending limit for your budget period
shown as dollar

Each of the metrics retrieved from AWS will be assigned the same tags that appear in the AWS console, including but not limited to host name, security-groups, and more.

Events

The AWS Billing integration does not include any event at this time.

Service Checks

The AWS Billing integration does not include any service check at this time.

Troubleshooting

No metrics are reporting from my AWS billing integration

Here is a check list that you can apply to troubleshoot your integration:

  1. Ensure your IAM policy has budgets:ViewBudget
  2. Ensure billing metrics are enabled in your payer account
  3. Note that AWS Billing metrics are collected every 4 or 8 hours by Datadog.

aws.billing.actual_spend aws.billing.forecasted_spend aws.billing.budget_limit don’t appear on Datadog

Create an AWS budgets in order to start seeing those metrics on your Datadog application. Be aware that AWS Billing metrics are collected every 4 or 8 hours by Datadog.