Tag Profile for AWS CloudSpend

A Tag Profile provides customized labels that group user-defined parameters such as resourceLocation, service, and resource. It allows you to manage your cloud costs efficiently. There are both user-defined tags and AWS-generated tags. Each tag has a unique value and you can combine multiple tags using AND/OR conditions while creating a Tag Profile.

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Benefits of a Tag Profile

Some of the key benefits of a Tag Profile include:

  • Managing cloud data in an easy and efficient manner.
  • Breaking down and analyzing cloud costs from a bird's-eye view.
  • Group, filter, and understand cloud costs using different parameters like resourceLocation, service, accounts, resource types, and meter category.
  • Reuse and combine two or more tags to create a Business Unit or Budget to reuse in the future.

System tags

CloudSpend provides the following system-generated tags for AWS:

  • usageType
  • operationType
  • usageInfo
  • serviceName
  • dataTransferType
  • instanceType
  • usageSubType
  • availabilityZone
  • regionName

Creating a Tag Profile

To create a Tag Profile:

  1. Go to the CloudSpend console.
  2. From the left navigation pane, select Admin.
  3. Click and expand the Profiles tab.
  4. Select Tag Profile to see a list of all the existing tag profiles created.
  5. Click Add Tag Profile to add a new tag profile.
  6. In the Tag Profile dialog box, enter the following details:

    Field Description
    Tag Key The tag name
    Cost Accounts The desired cost account (selected from the drop-down list)
    Tag Value The applicable tag for filtering
    Color The preferred Tag Profile color

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  7. Click Save.

Editing a Tag Profile

To edit a Tag Profile:

  1. Go to the CloudSpend console.
  2. From the left navigation pane, select Admin.
  3. Click and expand the Profiles tab.
  4. Select Tag Profile to see a list of all the existing tag profiles created.
  5. Click the hamburger icon corresponding to the tag profile you wish to edit.
  6. Click Edit and edit the necessary fields.
  7. Click Save to save the changes.

Deleting a Tag Profile

To delete a Tag Profile:

  1. Follow steps 1-5 from the Editing a Tag Profile section.
  2. Click Delete to delete the Tag Profile.

Use cases

The following examples explain different scenarios where tags are used with the AND/OR conditions while creating a Tag Profile.

Example 1

If you want to filter cost data for a US East region account, you'll use the regionName:us-east-1 tag. If you want to filter for both US East and US West regions, you'll use the regionName:us-east-1 tag and regionName:us-west-2 tag. Here, we use the OR condition and enter the tags. Thus, we can get data for the resources present in the East US or West US region.

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Example 2

Say you want to filter EC2 service data with two tags using the DataTransfer tag key for an account of your preference. In this scenario, let's use the operationType:Data Transfer tag and serviceName: AmazonEC2 tags. Here, the AND condition is used, so that the filter is applied based on both the operationType and serviceName tags.

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Example 3

You now want to add multiple tags for an account of your preference using both the AND/OR conditions. For instance, let's use the regionName:us-east-1 tag and regionName:us-east-2 and the serviceName: AmazonS3 tag with parenthesis to group and retrieve the data according to the logical operations order.

In this case, enter these tags as: (regionName:us-east-1 OR regionName:us-east-2) AND serviceName: AmazonS3. The application will display the data for either regionName:us-east-1 or regionName:us-east-2 and data for serviceName: AmazonS3 for the applicable account.

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