If you need to create an S3 bucket for billing in your AWS account, this is how you do it. Once an S3 bucket is setup in AWS, you can carry your billing data over into VMware Cloud services.

Prerequisites

The process for creating new AWS security credentials (Access Key ID and Secret Access Key) is same as collecting your credentials. For more information, see Collecting Your AWS Security Credentials.

To create a new S3 Bucket:

Procedure

  1. Log into the AWS console (https://console.aws.amazon.com). Navigate to Services, then select the S3 service.
  2. This opens the Amazon S3 bucket page.
  3. Select Create Bucket.
  4. Enter a valid DNS-compliant bucket name and click Create. (Amazon has specific rules for creating a valid bucket name. For more information on DNS naming requirements, see http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev//BucketRestrictions.html#bucketnamingrules.)

    This creates the S3 bucket name you have defined. Click Next to continue.

  5. Click on your account name from the top menu and select My Account.

    The Billing Management Console opens in a new tab.

  6. Click Preferences in the left hand column and perform the following steps:
    1. Select the Receive Billing Reports option.
    2. Click the Sample Policy link, and copy the policy content to the clipboard.
    3. Click Close.
  7. Navigate back to the S3 management console by clicking Services > S3 in the Amazon menu.
  8. Select the name of the bucket you created and perform the following on the S3 Management Console.
    1. Click the Permissions tab and then click the Bucket Policy tab.
    2. Paste the sample policy text you copied to the clipboard into the Bucket Policy Editor.
    3. Click Save.
  9. Return to the Billing Management Console by clicking on your account name and selecting My Account > Preferences window, and perform the following:
    1. Click Verify. You see the Valid Bucket message.
    2. Under Report, select Detailed billing report with resources and tags.
    3. Click Save Preferences.

Results

For more information on working with Amazon S3 buckets, see http://docs.aws.amazon.com/awsaccountbilling/latest/aboutv2/billing-reports.html.