Register an individual Azure subscription and view cost data
You use your Azure subscription to register with Azure Cost Management. 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.
Log in to Azure
- Log in to the Azure portal at http://portal.azure.com.
Create a trial registration
- In the Azure portal, click Cost Management + Billing in the list of services.
- Under Overview, click Cost Management
- On the Cost Management page, click Go to Cost Management to open the Cloudyn registration page in a new window.
- On the Cloudyn portal trial registration page, type your company name and then select Azure Individual Subscription Owner and then click Next. Your account name and Tenant ID is automatically added to the form.
- Select your Offer ID - Name associated with your subscription. If you're unsure of what your Rate ID is for your subscription, you can view your Azure bill and look for Offer ID.
- In the Gather additional data page, click Next to authorize Cloudyn to collect Azure resource data. Data collected includes usage, performance, billing, and tag data from your subscriptions.
- Your browser takes you to the sign in page for Cloudyn. Sign in with your Azure subscription credentials.
- Click Go to Cloudyn to open the Cloudyn portal and then on the Accounts Management page, you should see your Azure subscription account information.
To watch a tutorial video about registering your Azure subscription, see Finding your Directory GUID and Rate ID for use in Azure Cost Management.
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.
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 Cost > Cost Analysis > Actual Cost Analysis. Clear any values if there are any set for tags, groups, or filters in your report.
In this example, $75,970 is the total cost and the budget is $130,000.
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.
In this example, the total cost of Azure resources was $3,839 over the last 30 days.
Right-click the Provider (Azure) bar and drill down to Resource types.
The following image shows the costs for Azure resources that Contoso incurred. The total was $3,839. In this example, about half of costs were for locally redundant storage and about the other half of costs were for various VM instances.
Right-click a resource type and select Cost Entities to view cost entities and the services that have consumed the resource. The VM and Workers services in DevOps consumed $486.60 and $435.71 in this example. The total for both is $922.
To watch a tutorial video about viewing your cloud billing data, see Analyzing your cloud billing data with Azure Cost Management by Cloudyn.
In this quickstart, you used your Azure subscription information to register with Cost Management. You also signed into the Cloudyn portal and started viewing cost data. To learn more about Azure Cost Management, continue to the tutorial for Cost Management.