Create Linked Accounts

You should link an account if it contains resources such as EC2 and RDS instances or if it is a member account of your consolidated billing account.

About This Task

The primary AWS account assigned to an AWS Integration is intended to provide cost data, as it is usually associated with a consolidated billing account. Linked accounts are intended to provide performance data for any AWS accounts associated with the primary consolidated billing account. If you configured a consolidated billing account as your primary AWS account in Virtana Platform, you can add linked accounts to supply performance data from each of the associated AWS accounts. If you do not have consolidated billing, the first AWS account integration should be sufficient.

Prerequisites

Depending on your integration account type, you need to copy authentication values from the AWS IAM role or access key account for each account to be linked. If an IAM role or a user for access keys has not yet been created for the linked account, follow the instructions to create an IAM role or create a read-only user for the account to be linked.

Steps

  1. In Optimize, navigate to Settings > Cloud Provider Integrations.

  2. On the Cloud Provider Integrations page, either select an existing integration instance in the list or click Add Integration and select an integration type.

  3. Under Linked Accounts, click Add AWS Account.

  4. Select either an IAM Role or an Access Key account type.

  5. Enter the required information.

    • For an IAM Role account, enter the values for the Name and IAM Role ARN fields.

    • For an Access Key account, enter the values for the Name, AWS Access Key ID, and AWS Secret Access Key fields.

  6. Click Save.

Related Topics

Primary Account vs Linked Account in AWS