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Using CloudWatch Billing Alarms to Manage Costs
We just migrated our site into the AWS cloud. We need to create a billing alarm for expected usage and make sure that we receive a notification if that alarm is triggered. We’ll need to create a dashboard that breaks down the expected cost of each service we are using. We will test our notification by adjusting the amount that triggers the alarm. Then, we’ll create an SNS topic and subscribe to it through the CloudWatch billing alarm. We will create our billing dashboard and set up our widgets per service. Finally, we will test our alarm by adjusting our amount that triggers it.
Table of Contents
Create an SNS Topic and Billing Alarm
We will create an SNS topic and then subscribe to that topic when we create and configure our billing alarm in CloudWatch.
Create a Dashboard and Test the Alarm
We will create our dashboard to break down our expected charges by service and then test out our alarm by adjusting the amount that triggers it.
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