The Amazon Web Services Overview page lets you view the 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 12 months based on the cost in the bill. However, for the first time when account is added, the expense trend is displayed for three months by default, or based on the months set by the configuration.

  • 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 average cost per day derived using A if the last sync time for the account is of current month, otherwise B is the cost of previous day, and n is the remaining number of hours for the current month.