Instructions for Installing CloudMonitor - START HERE

Modified on Fri, 02 Dec 2022 at 12:33 AM

Follow these 5 steps to download and connect CloudMonitor to your Azure cost data and generate your own cost insights and recommendations. You only have to do these setup steps once.

Note: You can install the CloudMonitor Power BI Reporting app (Step 1) or the CloudMonitor Analytics Engine (Step 2) in any order. 

Step 1: Download & Install the CloudMonitor App into Power BI

The first thing to do is to download the CloudMonitor App into Power BI reporting. 

The CloudMonitor PowerBI Reporting suite gives you visibility of your costs by Cost Group and cost-saving insights and recommendations. It is free to install from the Microsoft AppSource marketplace. 

Click here to get started.

Step 2: Install the CloudMonitor Analytics Engine in Azure

The CloudMonitor Analytics Engine is the “smarts” and AI behind your cost insights. It extracts and analyzes your cost data and prepares it for reporting in Power BI. It is free to install from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and installs into one of your Azure Subscriptions. 

Click here to install the CloudMonitor Engine.

Step 3: Configure your Service Principal to Monitor Subscriptions

Once you’ve created your Service Principal, you can now configure to monitor the Azure Subscriptions of your choosing.

Click here to go to Step 3. 

Step 4: Connect the CloudMonitor PowerBI Reporting to the CloudMonitor Analytics Engine

Once you have received your login credentials, it’s time to connect your data so you can start view your own Azure costs and insights.

Click here to go to connect them together.

Step 5: Configure the Admin App

The next step is to create Cost Groups and choose which users can access which Cost Groups. First, we need to configure the Admin App Service Principal.

Click here to configure the Admin App.


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