You want to connect CloudFix to more than one of your AWS accounts.
The steps to add a new AWS account are similar to the steps that you would have done when installing and connecting CloudFix for the first time.
You should be logged in to your AWS IAM user account in the same browser where the below steps will be performed.
- Login to the CloudFix site.
AWS Accounts > Add New AWS Account.
- Select either
Connect Billing Accountor
Connect Resource Accountas per your requirements. Note: The steps are same for adding either type of accounts and the same account can be added in both - Resource and Billing modes:
- Resource Account - When you connect an AWS account as a Resource account, CloudFix finds cost savings opportunities related to Resources such as Elastic Block Storage (EBS) and Simple Storage Service (S3).
- Billing Account - When you onboard an AWS account to CloudFix as a Billing Account, CloudFix finds only billing related cost saving opportunities such as optimizing convertible Reserved Instances.
- You will be taken to AWS where the
Quick create stackpage is seen with the CloudFix template data pre-populated. The CloudFix template defines the provisioning of resources called a “stack”. You can review the stack configuration.
- Check the
I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources with custom namescheckbox. This authorizes the CloudFix template to manage your resources.
- You will then be brought to the CloudFix stack creation page. AWS is now creating resources related to the CloudFix stack. Total install time should be less than 60 seconds. To confirm successful provisioning, click the
Resourcestab and check the
- Once the Status shows
CREATE_COMPLETE, CloudFix’s FinderFixer algorithms will immediately start analyzing your AWS metrics for this newly added account to identify recommended cost saving changes. It may take a few hours before recommended changes are posted to your CloudFix dashboard for your review.