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How To - Tag Resources for Cost Allocation with a DLT AWS Account

AWS Tagging with a DLT AWS Account

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers the ability to assign “tags” to resources being utilized within the AWS environment.  Tagging enables you to categorize your AWS resources in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner or environment.  Below is a short description of how you can use tags within your DLT/AWS account.

 

Tagging Your AWS EC2 Resources for Resource Management Purposes

You can use standard tagging in a DLT AWS account help you manage your instances, images and other AWS EC2 resources.  You can assign your own metadata to each resource in the form of tags.  Tagging basics can be found at: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/Using_Tags.html#tag-basics .

Tagging of resources for resource management purposes will function within your AWS management console as described in the above referenced AWS User Guide. 

 

Tagging Your AWS EC2 Resources for Billing Reporting Purposes

Within the AWS environment all billing tags, for reporting purposes, must be set up at the master payer account level.  Under the current AWS system for partner (DLT) accounts, all end user account established by DLT are “child” accounts under the DLT master account and as such are not able to establish their own billing tags for billing reporting purposes. 

In order to help overcome this limitation with the AWS billing system, DLT has activated a set of generic billing tags within our master accounts.  This set of tags will report at the child account level, for billing purposes.  When the account owner assigns these generic tags to resources at the account level, DLT will be able to provide billing detail on tagged resources.  It will be the responsibility of the account owner to track which generic tag is tied to each resource.  Below are the active billing tags.  Please cut and paste as any deviance will cause the tags to not report properly within the AWS system.

 

Tags for Cost Allocation Report w/ Resources and Tags

 

Application

Environment

Payer

Company

Grant

Product

Contract

Location

Project

CostCode

Name

ProjectName

CreationDate

Order

ProjectNumber

Creator

Organization

ProjectType

Department

OU

Purpose

DeptCode

Owner

ResponsibleParty

Role

Use

Status

Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Custom Cost Allocation (CA) Codes

CA001

CA002

CA003

CA004

CA005

CA006

CA007

CA008

CA009

CA010

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