Validate your Cost and Usage Report

Ideally CloudZero will attempt to connect to an existing Cost and Usage Report, if it's in the correct format and granularity for us to ingest. If there is not an existing Cost and Usage Report the system will create one (if doing the automatic account connection.)

For a Cost and Usage Report to be valid for CloudZero it must have the following settings:

Required Settings:
• Time Granularity: Hourly
• Report Versioning: Create New Report Version
• Compression: GZIP
• Include Resource IDs: ON
• Data Refresh Settings: AUTOMATIC

Recommended Settings:
• S3 Bucket name: -billing (recommended name)
• Report path prefix: hourly-billing (recommended name)


Creating a new Cost and Usage Report

If you create a new cost & usage report, it can take up to 24 hours before AWS releases billing data to the new report.

Additional information on configuring AWS Cost and Usage Reporting can be found here:

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