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Getting Started with Cloudamize Cloud Edition

This guide helps you getting started with Cloudamize Cloud Edition.

Sign Up

Access the Sign Up page for the Cloudamize Cloud Edition by:

  1. Click the Login button on www.cloudamize.com and then selecting "Cloud Edition".
  2. On the Cloudamize Cloud Edition Login page click on Register.

 

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Enter the following information in the respective fields:

  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Company
  4. Email - Enter a valid email address. This will be your username for Cloudamize Cloud Edition, and receiving all notifications.
  5. Password - Choose a password for accessing Cloudamize Cloud Edition
  6. Phone - Enter a phone number where we can contact you.
  7. Title
  8. Access Code - If you have received an access code from Cloudamize, please click on "Access Code" and enter the access code in the field that appears.
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  9. Read the Cloudamize Terms of Service and check the Checkbox to indicate that you agree to the same.
  10. Click "Sign Up" button to complete the user registration

Billing

This step would be skipped if you have used an Access Code. The Cloudamize Cloud Edition Billing Plan would be pre-selected based on the Access Code.

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Select the Cloudamize Cloud Edition billing plan.

Select the Payment Method.

  • To pay using Credit Card,
  1. Select Credit Card
  2. enter the following information
    • Card Number
    • Name on the Card
    • Expiration Date
    • CVC

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  • To Pay using the Prepaid Access Code
    1. Select Prepaid Access Code
    2. Enter the Access Code received from Cloudamize

 

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Click Save to save the Payment Information. Now we are ready to add Amazon AWS accounts.

Add Accounts

In this step you will configure the Amazon AWS Accounts to be managed.

  1. Add a Business Group under which the Amazon AWS Accounts can be added. You can add multiple Business Groups and multiple Amazon AWS Accounts under each Business Group.
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  2. Enter the Name of the Business Group and then click "Add
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  3. Click on the Add Account link to add an AWS Account.

 

You can add two types of accounts:

If you want Cloudamize Cloud Edition to access your detailed billing data through Programmatic Billing access, enable the same by turning on the switch.

Configure an Amazon AWS Account without Programmatic Billing access:

  1. Create an IAM User with read only credential using the instructions in Create Amazon AWS "Read Only" Credentials.
  2. Enter the Account Label to identify the account on Cloudamize Cloud Edition.
  3. Enter the Access Key for the IAM user created.
  4. Enter the Secret Key for the IAM user created.
  5. Select how you wish to group the instances in the Amazon AWS account; By Tags or By Security Groups.
  6. Click Save to add the Account on Cloudamize Cloud Edition

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Configure an Amazon AWS Account with Programmatic Billing access:

  1. Turn On the Programmatic Billing Access switch to enable Cloudamize Cloud Edition to collect the detailed billing data.
  2. Configure the Primary Amazon AWS Account. You must configure the Primary Amazon AWS account before adding secondary accounts.
  3. Follow the instructions provided to enable Programmatic Billing access and Cost Allocation on Amazon AWS.
  4. Create an IAM User with read only credentials with Custom Policy using the instructions in Create Amazon AWS "Read Only" Credentials Using Custom Policy.
  5. Enter the S3 Bucket Name configured for the Programmatic Billing Access.
  6. Enter the Account Label to identify the account on Cloudamize Cloud Edition.
  7. Enter the Access Key for the IAM user created.
  8. Enter the Secret Key for the IAM user created.
  9. Select how you wish to group the instances in the Amazon AWS account; By Tags or By Security Groups.

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Once all the accounts are added, Click "Continue".

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Agent Install

To enable Cloudamize Cloud Edition to provide performance recommendations, you need to install the Cloudamize Agent on your Amazon AWS instances. Follow the instructions to install Cloudamize Agents on your instances.

You can also get a copy of these instructions by email by clicking "Email me instructions"

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Click Continue to complete the on-boarding process.

Congratulations. Your account has been successfully created.

Cloudamize Cloud Edition will start gathering your usage data and building an assessment of your Amazon AWS infrastructure.

You will receive an email once your assessment is ready.

 

 

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