CloudCheckr’s Cost Alerts will automatically notify you of changes in your spend. When triggered, the alerts will notify you via email or other method to help you ensure your costs stay under control.
- To get started, navigate to Cost > Alerts > Manager.
- Click + New Alert, then choose an alert type:
- Amazon Web Services Costs or Microsoft Azure Costs
- Amazon Web Services Costs (percent) or Microsoft Azure Costs (percent)
- Amazon Web Services Contract Tracking
- New Tag Values (AWS Only)
- Amazon Web Services Network Usage
- Enterprise Agreement Overage (Azure Only)
- Enter an email address to get notified by email or for more advanced notification options, use our third party integrations such as Slack, Amazon SNS, PagerDuty.
Amazon Web Services Costs or Microsoft Azure Costs
- Set budget amount and trigger threshold.
- Set budget period.
- Set filters.
- Select Accounts (AWS) or select Subscriptions (Azure).
- Click Create Alert.
Amazon Web Services Costs (percent) or Microsoft Azure Costs (percent)
Use the AWS/Azure Costs (percent) alert to be notified when your costs fluctuate by a specified percentage when compared to a previous time period.
- Set the trigger conditions.
- When the cost spikes for N days
- Amount per day
- Percent average
- Compared to the average cost of the previous N days
- You can set more trigger thresholds if desired.
This is the actual amount in a day that the cost can spike. When this threshold is reached, the alert is triggered.
This is the the cost spike that occurs, expressed as a percentage when compared to a previous period, e.g. a 25% increase compared to the average spend over the past 10 days.
Note: When both Amount per day and Percent average are selected as conditions, the first condition to be met will trigger the alert.
- By Account (AWS) or by Subscription (Azure) — the alert will look at all the costs as a whole.
- By Service — the alert will look at costs grouped by service.
- By Specific Tag — the alert will look at costs grouped by a user-defined tag.
Amazon Web Services Contract Tracking
- Set the budget for the billing period
- Set the trigger for exceed threshold
- Set the trigger for under threshold
- Set the budget period
- Choose filters (optional)
- No Filter (default)
- Filter by tags
- Use a Saved Filter
New Tag Values
- Enter the Tag Key
- Click Create Alert
Amazon Web Services Network Usage
- Set the Usage Type threshold.
- Select either Network In or Network Out
- Select a
greater thanthreshold in bytes
Enterprise Agreement Overage
- Enter a number to be notified N days before your balance runs out.
- Click Create Alert
Editing Your Alerts
- Go to Cost > Alerts > Manager.
- Click on an alert to edit. The alert’s configuration window opens.
- You can enable/disable an alert via the slider.
- Click to delete the alert.
You’ll receive triggered alerts either through:
- Any of your configured notification methods (Slack, Amazon SNS, etc.).
- The Results screen, located at Cost > Alerts > Results, where you’ll find searchable results stored for the life of your CloudCheckr account.