Register an Azure Enterprise Agreement and view cost data

You use your Azure Enterprise Agreement to register with Cloudyn. Your registration provides access to the Cloudyn portal. This quickstart details the registration process needed to create a Cloudyn trial subscription and sign in to the Cloudyn portal. It also shows you how to start viewing cost data right away.

Azure Cost Management offers similar functionality to Cloudyn. Azure Cost Management is a native Azure cost management solution. It helps you analyze costs, create and manage budgets, export data, and review and act on optimization recommendations to save money. For more information, see Azure Cost Management.


Cloudyn is being deprecated by the end of 2020. Existing Cloudyn features are being integrated directly into the Azure portal wherever possible. With the exception of CSP customers, no new customers can onboard at this time. Support for the existing product will remain until it is fully deprecated. For information about determining whether Azure Cost Management or Cloudyn is best for your cost management needs, see Choose between Azure Cost Management and Cloudyn.

Sign in to Azure

Register with Cloudyn

  1. In the Azure portal, click Cost Management + Billing in the list of services.
  2. Under Overview, click Cloudyn
    Cloudyn page shown in the Azure portal
  3. On the Cloudyn page, Go to Cloudyn to open the Cloudyn registration page in a new window.
  4. On the Cloudyn portal trial registration page, type your company name and then select Azure Enterprise Enrollment Administrator.
  5. Enter your Enterprise Portal enrollment API key. If you don't have your key handy, click the Enterprise Portal link and do the following steps:
    Paste your API key on the Billing tab
    1. Sign in to the Azure Enterprise website and click Reports, click API Access Key and then copy your primary key.
      Example of an EA API key in the EA portal
    2. Go back to the registration page and paste in your API key.
  6. Agree to the Terms of Use then validate your key. Click Next to authorize Cloudyn to collect Azure resource data. Data collected includes usage, performance, billing, and tag data from your subscriptions.
    Example of a successful EA API key validation
  7. Under Invite other stakeholders, you can add users by typing their email addresses. When complete, click Next. Depending on the size of your Azure enrollment, it can take up to 24 hours for all of your billing data to get added to Cloudyn.
  8. Click Go to Cloudyn to open the Cloudyn portal and then on the Cloud Accounts Management page, you should see your registered EA account information.

To watch a tutorial video about registering your Enterprise Agreement, see How to Find Your EA Enrollment ID and API Key for use in Cloudyn.

View cost data

Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn provides you access to all of your cloud resource data. From the dashboard reports you can find both standard and custom reports in a tabbed view. The following are examples of a popular dashboard and a report that show you cost data right away.

Management dashboard

In this example, the Management dashboard shows consolidated costs for the Contoso business across all their cloud resources. Contoso uses Azure, AWS, and Google. Dashboards provide at-a-glance information and are quick way to navigate into reports.

If you're unsure of a report's purpose in a dashboard, hover over the i symbol to see an explanation. Click any report on a dashboard to view the full report.

You can also view reports using the reports menu at the top of the portal. Let's take a look at Contoso's Azure resource spending over the last 30 days. Click Costs > Cost Analysis > Actual Cost Analysis. Clear any values if there are any set for tags, groups, or filters in your report.

Actual Cost Analysis

In this example, $122,273 is the total cost and the budget is $290,000.

Now, let's modify the report format and set groups and filters to narrow results for Azure costs. Set the Date Range to the last 30 days. In the top right, click the column symbol to format as a bar chart and under Groups, select Provider. Then, set a filter for Provider to Azure.

Actual Cost Analysis filtered

In this example, the total cost of Azure resources was $3,309 over the last 30 days.

Right-click the Provider (Azure) bar and drill down to Resource types.

drill down

The following image shows the costs for Azure resources that Contoso incurred. The total was $3,309. In this example, about half of costs were for Standard_A1 VMs and about the other half of costs were for various Azure services and VM instances.

resource types

Right-click a resource type and select Cost Entities to view cost entities and the services that have consumed the resource. In the following example image Locally Redundant Storage is set as the Resource type. Contoso|Azure/Storage consumed $15.65. Engineering|Azure Storage consumed $164.25. Shared Infrastructure|Azure/Storage consumed $116.58. The total cost for the services is $296.

cost entities and services

To watch a tutorial video about viewing your cloud billing data, see Analyzing your cloud billing data with Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn.

Next steps

In this quickstart, you used your Azure Enterprise Agreement information to register with Cloudyn. You also signed into the Cloudyn portal and started viewing cost data. To learn more about Cloudyn, continue to the tutorial for Cloudyn.