How to add and configure an Amazon Web Service account

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to quickly add and configure an Amazon Web Service account.
How to add and configure an Amazon Web Service account
Step 1
Connecting AWS account to Cloud Checker

Logging in to the Cloud Checker system, the user will be asked for the API Key and Secret Key

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Getting API keys

To receive it go to the IAM Console:

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On the navigation menu, choose Users.

Choose your IAM user name but not the check box.

Open the Security credentials tab, and then choose Create access key.

To see the new access key, choose Show.

To download the key pair, choose Download .csv file. Store the keys.

Paste the data into the starting window of the Cloud Checker system and begin work. AWS and Cloud Checker accounts are linked.

Step 2
Enable Cost Explorer in your AWS account

To collect billing statistics and optimize costs, need to enable Cost Explorer in AWS account.

Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at console.

On the navigation pane, choose Cost Explorer.

On the Welcome to Cost Explorer page, choose Enable Cost Explorer.

Step 3
Activating User-Defined Cost Allocation Tags

To obtain detailed information on the effectiveness of using each engine, you need to activate Cost Allocation Tags.

Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at console.

Select the hpcdlab_id tag, as well as others that you want to activate.

Choose Activate.

Click the Refresh button. It can take up to 24 hours for tags to activate.