Blog 10: Budgeting

Ok, Now were at the end of the budgeting assignment we can see the final costs of the system and See if the costs are in fact going to escalate as the projected cost Assumed.


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So here we can see that the overall costs are said to be at 0.00, but as well drop some of these down we can get an in-depth look into this.

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After looking into the expenses in-depth, I have come to the conclusion that this is my only expense. The key management service is not that costly at coming in under 0.50 cents. This is for the month so far, so 9 days in and it has only cost me 0.50 cents which are excellent.

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Here we can see my budget is coming along nicely, This has not spent what the forecast assumed, and I am happy as I thought that it would cost a bit.



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As above we can see the actual cost of this month so far is $00.34 and far under what the forecast assumed would be the cost. It still has quite a high forecast, but as I have proved this will not be correct as I am not spending that much.

So this is my final blog post for The assignment, there has been ups and downs. It cost me far more than what I assumed it would cost due to my own fault. But this is what it’s about learning. Here I have had so many weird issues I haven’t quite understood, but I fixed my problems and worked out many things . over all an eye-opening experience.


Blog 9: Budgeting

Ok, now my account is up and running smoothly, I have combed through to see if I have any weird instances in places there shouldn’t be. And success !! nothing strange to report now. Those instances were weird and I’m at a loss as to why they were there, But now we can comb through and see what reportI’mim seeing from what accounts.

When we first go into the Account that was mixed up with mine, we can now see the costs involved with this account. This cost came to an overall cost of $3.26HelloHello86 ;1.PNG

As shown above, this cost were those that came from running the scripts in cloudformer. These costs were the following;; .24 for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud natGateway, $2.40 to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud for both Windows and Linux. and $.21 to the Elastic AP Addresses.

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As we can see from above I have had to pay the tax due to being in New Zealand and having Tax.

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As we can see from above, I have been charged the amount of $3.26. This little amount is of no concernqince to me. I have no issues with paying as i was my mistake not to notice.

Here in my second account we can see that as of in the last month I have had to pay 2.18 out of the credits. This is not a huge expense due to my noninstant use of AWS, when i have used it for cloudformer everything created has been deleted off instantly. Thus the small cost. AMber ; 1.PNG

Here we can see what I have had costs in so far, as we can see I have costs in Elastic Compute Cloud for the amount of  $0.18 and key management service for $1.

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Here we can see that there are those alarms that has gone off, but there has been No emails as I had set them up.

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Ok, So now ill go check out these alarms to see what’s going on, Here as shown below. It thinks I’ve gone over $100 as shown above it’s on alarm 4 and below is my fourth alarm. So its tripped something, but as shown below in my credits I haven’t spent $100 My account has had nothing but weird issues, and I have not received any emails alerting me to the alarms. Alarm 4.PNG

Here we can see the day to day costs below But we can see as I haven’t been getting many as the only thing I have been using is was is stated above. This is good as there aren’t many unexpected costs cropping up.

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Here as shown below we can see the projected cost, it’s assuming were going to be to be amping up the costs again like in the last project as seen in the pattern. This is incorrect because this is the end of the semester and I don’t have any more projects with AWS.

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As shown below we can see that the report has been running and reflects what is above. I have only spent $0.90 for the last week, and this is right on track as its due to the Key management services.

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As you can see below, we still have $11. 54 credits remaining, this is coming to the end of the semester, so I’m assuming ill still have a little left.Credits left'; last snip.PNG


Blog;8 Budgeting Account Switch

So I emailed AWS about the account mix up, Turns out it was my own fault, But in coming back into my account I noticed some really weird stuff. I have instances and VPC’s Everywhere. I don’t know how this happened. So many things were amiss, so I’ll start again.

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As you can see above I have VPcs in Frankfurt and Irland, this wasnt something i had done. I have not touched these Areas and this doesn’t make any sense. So here we’ll go through and make things again, maybe it’s too late to do so. But it will still be there.

Let’s Create a New Report.


So this has the same name as my Original one. I think it been deleted off, maybe I have done it in one of my purges, thought I doubt it. My account is really weird.


Blog 7: Budgeting

This week has been interesting I have had a computer breakdown and need the battery, motherboard, and keyboard fixed! Phew, it has been a confusing time.

In this confusion, I managed to switch over accounts to another one,. And because I had so much going on I didn’t think to check if it was the correct account. I just assumed it was, so I managed to rack up a little bit of cost. It wasn’t anything I can’t afford, but it was a costly mistake although not a big one. And a big learning curb, now I know to make sure it’s the correct account.So these screenshots are the Costs for the other account, these are in total a mistake. But still a loss none the less, so these will be on my blog.

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As shown above you can see how much this has cost me so far. I have gone through and stripped everything out of it. And it has not cost me anything further. It also has the forecast for the month in there.

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This shows that the costs are in the EC2 instances, these were in Sydney. The rest of the cost was no tax that gets added on to the total.

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As you can see above in the report, there is no cost in there yet.

Now I have currently gone back to my regular account and posted these mistakes. We can see what the costs are to this.
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As you can see here, I’m still going through my credits and therefore there is no cost to me.

In my credits, we can see that I have spent $2.05 in the last week. This is in the Elastic Compute Cloud and the Key management service.

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As you can see here, the cost that has accumulated in the Cost Explorer has come from having no instance type. There should not be much more cost as there doesn’t need to be anything running. As we are deleting as soon as things are made.

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In this forecast, if we were to keep on using the system as we were, we can see the cost will be exponential, between 0.00 – 61.33.

So the Dino Store has been a big blowout for me, but this is what learning is about. We learn from our mistakes. And make better decisions from the previous ones. So as you can see from below we still have $13 in credits remaining. Therefore this account costs me $0.



Up until now, I had previously thought that the Budgeting is what we set ourselves and we were to work out the cost so far. I hadn’t noticed that there was a budgeting tab in the billing management. I have now made a budget for myself. This is set on the items that I have noticed that cost me the most. We can see what it has cost from the Budget report below.




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This blog was written after the beginning of the next assignment which is ADDS.

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As you can see from above I haven’t had too many costs this month. From the key management service, the total has been $0.44.

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The Elastic Compute Cloud put me back $0.12

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As you can see the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud NatGateway has also cost $0.12.

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The final total of the above is $0.56, this is because I have been deleting everything off as I have been making them.

As you can see below you can see the Cost Accumulated for the week and the forecasted Cost for the next month.

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Here you can see the forecasted amount is between $0.00- $59.04 .this is because it is saying that I have a no instance type, But this is actually impossible I have currently stripped everything out and there is nothing in there. The no instance type is followed by the string that follows my credits.

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And my no instance type is ;




Blog;5 Budgeting & Cost Optimiseation

After finishing the Dinostore Application there were almost no costs apart from the Key Management service, as you can see from above. So far it has cost me over $80.

Below you can see the cost Explorer, showing what it has cost me for the week. We can also See the forecasted amount for the month, this is different from the actual cost here. This is because the Dinostore has really amped up the cost. So we were spending Not very much at the start, and then the Dinostore made this expendantal and it still hasn’t kept up.

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Cost Optimisation

So what is cost optimization? It’s when we go through everything with a fine-tooth comb and make things better. So what could I do for cost optimization?

  • Well for one, I could go through everything a double check to make sure I have Deleted everything off now it’s not needed.
  • Go through and think about what cost the most and work out ways around this for future reference. Say if there are instances go for the free tier, and go for Micro instead of large.
  • Sit down and make a personal Budget for yourself, Just like in real life Budgets will help you stop spending on unessayed things.
  • Set Alarms, though this dont actually work with the credits, once you switch over to your own money they will start to track you. and with the alarms, i have made They are set to be when i spend $1, $10, $50, $75 and $99 so i can have a good range of the costs as they come.



Blog;4 Budgeting

Ok, now that just about everything is complete we need to check back on things and see how the budget is going. I know this is going to be expensive because I had a previous warning.


From First looks, i have got no Costs but we will look into this further.

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Below is a summary of the costs of everything so far.  this is a large amount of $60 so I must hurry up and Finish everything.

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Below is the first of the costs, here we can see the Cost of the RDS, here we can see that this has cost me $33.00 so far for the no instance type. I have all of my Instances in regions. and I have gone through this with a fine-tooth comb deleting off anything I don’t need. So this is something that doesn’t make much sense to me.

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Below is the Ec2 Cloud cost as of yet,  this Ec2 has cost me $20.00 So far for the No – instance type. My instance is in Ohio and there are no others anywhere ales. So I assume I can name this wrong. So my instances in Ohio for my Dino is as shown below.

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Now we can see the key management Price, this is the cost for the key so far. Here we can see we have two Keys in different regions. one in Ohio and one in Sydney. and this has cost me 0.76.

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Here we can see my Elsticashe and how much this has cost me so far. Here this is 5.75 for my Dino-store so far.

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As shown below, we can see that there has been one alarm that has gone off. This alarm is for $50, so now as it states half my credits have gone. But as my emails still aren’t working I need to check back here every once and a while. This in isn’t too good, But i need to finish my assignment quickly, I turn things off over night. So going by these rules I have been doing what I can do to keep costs down.

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