4.2 Setting up a Billing Alarm

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Hello, everybody. And welcome to this lecture and this lecture We're gonna be creating a building alarm. This is something that's you should probably get started with. At first, I know where that we're gonna be using the free tier going through this course and any other subsequent interviews, certification courses.
But, you know, having the building alarm there will kind of help you keep your costs low.
And ah, it's actually a very valuable thing. That's yeah, I think you'll find is needed even in the field. So whenever you're actually using it, abuse in your environment, you'll probably end up during the salaries once, so it's going to get started. Ah, we're gonna go ahead and select our name. If you have a specified user name,
go ahead and do that. Otherwise, you know, if you just have the root account, which you probably do,
it'll probably just show your email or whatever you named your accounts. We're gonna go ahead and open that up here, and then you want to go to my billing dashboard.
So under my billing gash board. As you can see, I have some data already populated with in here. But you want to go to building preferences. And if you haven't already, make sure that you have checked the received billing alerts. This is gonna be important because
when we go over the cloud, watch whatever alarms you put up you won't actually receive until this is checked. So make sure you check that
and then press safe preferences and then we'll go back to the council and within the eight of us Consulate wants you to go to service is and then go to Cloudwatch.
So basically, cloudwatch is going to be. The service is calculating and analyzing your usage pricing being one of them
for this video, we're gonna go over to building, and we're gonna create a billing alarm. So you see, I don't have anything implemented right now, so let's go ahead and create alarm
and ah, you can see some metrics here. This pretty cool. It actually is interactive. It gives you estimated charges. Um, as you know, based on dates and based on unit
Ah, here. It gives you some information. You can change your currency. You can say you know, asked me two charge charges. Whatever the metric name is,
you can at a particular statistic time, period.
Uh, they give you a lot of options for here. We're actually going to scroll down to conditions, and we want to say, define the alarm condition greater than and whatever the value is for us, we're gonna actually put $10.
So because we're in currency u uh U s dollars
and we're setting an alarm for greater than 10 bucks. So what's going on? I select next. So whenever the alarm state is in alarm, we want to send it as soon as topic
to an email list. And in this case, I'm gonna have it notifying me
if you have a predefined email list which you may or may not. If you just open this account, you probably won't. You probably see that. Notify me as well. I'm not going to insert it here just for privacy's sake. But whatever you do, select this. Your email should be inserted. Thea, whatever email was that you used to
register this,
give us a count.
So go ahead. It's like that. And then whenever you're ready, press next. Okay? And then if you'd like, you can add a alarm name or a description. I'm going to actually add an alarm Name
my first alarm.
I will say
and then press next.
And here you can see all the information for the alarm. It tells you the metric information the conditions for went to send you an alarm. And then, uh, who it sending it to under the Notify me,
uh, and in the name and the description. Go ahead and press create alarm whenever you're ready,
and that's it. Your alarm has been created, so make sure you guys go through this, uh, and you can follow along. But I do encourage you to go along with it because they're all this course we're gonna be creating different service is us three buckets, easy. Two instances and stuff like that. And you want to make sure that you are not being charged.
Maybe you, you know, might have left something on or
maybe less than data and s3. We want to make sure that all of that is cleaned up whenever you're going with this course that you don't have any surprise bills. So
Ah. Yep. That'll be it for this lecture. I'll see you in the next one
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