Instructions for Installing CloudMonitor - START HERE

Modified on Mon, 04 Dec 2023 at 12:23 AM

Follow these 6 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.

Step 1: 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 2: Configure Azure Synapse

Step 3: Configure Permissions

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: Raise a Support Ticket

Step 5: Download & Install the CloudMonitor App into Power BI

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. 

Step 6: Configure the Admin App, Cost Groups and Budgets

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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