Create a cloud billing schedule

Create a billing schedule to regularly download billing data from AWS or Azure to your instance.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_governor
For AWS, configure the following before you begin:
  • A service account in the instance for AWS.
  • A payer account that gets billing information for all linked accounts.
  • Azure Enterprise Agreement credentials.
  • The Amazon S3 bucket where you want AWS to publish your detailed billing reports must be designated. In addition, the credential used to access this report must have permissions to this S3 bucket.
  • Detailed billing reports enabled in your AWS configuration. See the AWS documentation for details.
For Azure, configure the following before you begin:
  • An Azure credential with Microsoft Enterprise Agreement privileges must be associated with the entire umbrella of Azure accounts for which you want to get billing information.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Governance > Billing Discovery.
  2. Click New.
  3. Fill out the form fields (see table).
    Figure 1. Billing schedule form
    Billing schedule form
    Field Description
    Name A descriptive name for the schedule.
    Provider The cloud provider that the service account belongs to.
    Service Account (AWS only) Name of the AWS account to run the billing report on.
    Credential AWS account credentials.
    Bucket (AWS only) The S3 bucket of the AWS account that contains the data.
    Active If the schedule is active.
    Run The frequency of the schedule.
    Time The specific time that the schedule runs.
  4. Click Save.
  5. To run the schedule on demand, click Execute Now.
  6. On the Retrieve Billing Data window that appears, select a date range.
  7. Click Download.

What to do next

View cloud billing data on the Cloud Cost and Usage dashboard.