How to enable cost collection in Azure

Hyperglance can help you analyze your cost and usage. This can be enabled by creating a cost analysis scheduled export in Azure portal and adding the subscription that owns it in Hyperglance.

Each subscription should be configured to export the billing data to a storage account. Follow the instructions below on how to create an export and Hyperglance will automatically discover this report as long as it lives in a subscription you have added to Hyperglance.

Setup Instructions:

Go to the Subscriptions page in your Azure portal and select the subscription you want Hyperglance to collect billing data from

 

Select 'Cost analysis' then click on 'Settings'

 

Select 'Exports'

 

'Add' an export

 

Configure the export

Name: Any textual name that identifies the export

Export Type: The frequency of your billing data export

Start Date: When the export will kick off

Storage: Where your exported data will be stored

NOTE: The Subscription needs to be one that Hyperglance is collecting

 

That's it! Azure exports the data periodically based on the export type you selected and will create an initial export on the Start Date you picked. After you added the same subscription in Hyperglance, it will start collecting billing data from the storage account you configured as soon as it's available.

TIP: Hyperglance checks for new billing data every hour.


Once Hyperglance has collected the data you will see the cost on the dashboards, diagram and individual resources/groups in the lists.