The Amazon Web Services Overview page lets you view estimated total monthly expense, expense per account, expense distribution per service and virtual machine summary.

Amazon Web Services Overview includes widgets to show the expense details.


The Total Expense trend displays the total expense for the last twelve months based on the cost in the bill, irrespective of when the account was added into vRealize Business for Cloud.

  • Total Expense - The graph displays the total estimated monthly expense of all Amazon Web Services accounts configured in vRealize Business for Cloud. And also, you can see the monthly expense trend.

  • Services - This graph displays the estimated expense distributed among different services across all accounts.

  • Accounts - This graph displays the estimated expense percentage for each account.

  • EC2 Cost Breakdown - This graph displays the expense distribution of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. EC2 service expense includes reserved model cost, demand model cost (PAYG), and other cost that is not perceived in the bill.

  • Largest Changes in Accounts -This graph displays the top three expense changes compared to expense in the previous month.

  • VMs at a Glance - This graph displays the total virtual machine count and average expense per month. It also displays the virtual machine count based on power status whether stopped, running or terminated, number of virtual machines in each state, and the cost of virtual machines in each state.


The projected expense for public cloud is calculated by using the following equation:

Projected cost = A + ((B/24) * n), where, A is the total cost till date, B is the cost of previous day and n is the remaining number of hours for the current month.