You can add or modify an AWS account that you want to track and analyze by using vRealize Business for Cloud.

Prerequisites

  • Plan whether you want to add a paying account or a linked account.

  • For a paying account - Verify that you have an account ID, access key, secret key and the S3 bucket name for the AWS account. Also, verify you have enabled detailed billing report with resources and tags in AWS.

  • For a non-paying account - Verify that you have an account ID, access key, and secret key for the AWS account. Before you add a linked account, verify that you have added the paying account into vRealize Business for Cloud.

For more information, see vRealize Business for CloudUser Guide.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vRealize Automation or data collection manager:
    • To add a datasource to the vRealize Business for Cloud server directly, log in to the vRealize Automation interface at https://vRealize_Automation_host_name/vcac/org/tenant_URL by using credentials of a tenant administrator, click Administration and Business Management.

    • To add a datasource to a data collector, log in to https://Remote_Data_Collector_IP_address:9443/dc-ui/login.html by using the root user credentials.

  2. Click Manage Hybrid & Public Cloud Connections.
  3. Select Amazon Web Services and click the add option.
  4. Type the name, description, account ID, access key, secret key, and S3 bucket name (for paying account).
  5. To set an account to be a paying account in vRealize Business for Cloud, select the Is Paying account option.
    Note:

    You must enable detailed billing report with resources and tags in AWS for the paying accounts.

  6. Click Save and click OK in the Success dialog.
  7. To edit the details, select the instance entry from the table, click the edit option, modify the details, click Save and click OK in the Success dialog.
  8. To delete an instance, select the instance from the table, click the delete icon in the instance row and click Delete in the confirmation dialog box.