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Create a cloud billing schedule

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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.
  • 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.

About this task

Note: For the FAQ and more details about billing issues, see the Billing Knowledge Base.

The billing file generated must be at the root directory of the bucket defined on the report schedule and the name must be in the following format:


If this file is not available in the correct format when the report runs, a NoSuchKey error may occur.

As an example, if you are using account number 123456789012, the name of the files would follow this format:
  • Jan 2018 Billing Data File >
  • Feb 2018 Billing Data File >
  • March 2018 Billing Data File >


  1. Navigate to Cloud Management > Cloud Admin Portal > Analyze > Billing.
  2. Click the Billing Schedules tab and then click New.
  3. Fill out the form fields (see table).
    Note: The form shown uses AWS as the example, but the Azure form is similar. See the table for the differences.
    Figure 1. Billing schedule form
    Billing schedule form - AWS or Azure
    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 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.