Enable Compute Optimizer to unlock savings

Opportunity Name:

Enable Compute Optimizer to unlock savings


AWS Resource Type:

AWS Compute Optimizer


Opportunity Description:

Compute Optimizer is an AWS service that identifies unused or underutilized EC2 instances and makes recommendations to help optimize costs. Enabling Compute Optimizer on your AWS account will allow it to analyze your on-demand and reserved instances and provide rightsizing recommendations to help you save money. It does this non-disruptively by analyzing workload patterns without impacting applications or services running on EC2 instances.


Criteria for identifying the opportunity:

  • Annual cost, extrapolated from the last 31 days of usage, exceeds the annual public cost threshold (default $100).
  • Targets EC2 instances where Compute Optimizer is not yet enabled.


What happens when the Fixer is executed?

Compute Optimizer is enabled for the AWS account, allowing it to start analyzing EC2 instances and providing optimization recommendations.


Can CloudFix implement the fix automatically once I accept the recommendation?



Does this fix require downtime?



Other considerations:

  • Performance impact: Enabling Compute Optimizer has no direct impact on the performance of existing EC2 instances. Recommendations provided should be reviewed and implemented carefully to ensure they align with your application's performance requirements.
  • Data loss considerations: There is no risk of data loss from enabling Compute Optimizer, as it only provides recommendations and does not make any changes to instances.
  • Security concerns: Compute Optimizer requires read-only access to your EC2 instance metrics. Ensure that the necessary permissions are in place and review AWS's documentation on the security of Compute Optimizer.


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