Viewing the AWS Compute Optimizer dashboard - AWS Compute Optimizer

Viewing the AWS Compute Optimizer dashboard

The dashboard in the AWS Compute Optimizer console displays an overview of optimization findings for your AWS resources. Your resources are organized into findings classifications, and are separated into service-specific sections. For example, the dashboard shows the findings for your EC2 instances and your Auto Scaling groups separately. Use the dashboard to identify the optimization opportunities under each service that is supported by Compute Optimizer.

The findings and recommendations are refreshed daily. They're generated by analyzing your resource’s specifications and utilization metrics over a period of the last 14 days. For more information, see Metrics analyzed by AWS Compute Optimizer. Keep in mind that findings and recommendations could take up to 12 hours to be generated, and sufficient metric data must be accumulated. For more information, see Metric requirements.

Findings classifications

The findings classifications in the Compute Optimizer console provide an at-a-glance view of how your resources performed during the analyzed period. A percentage, and a count of your resources that are in each classification, are shown on the dashboard. The classifications differ based on the AWS service of the resource. The following classifications apply to services and resources supported by Compute Optimizer.

EC2 instances

  • Under-provisioned - An EC2 instance is considered under-provisioned when at least one specification of your instance, such as CPU, memory, or network, does not meet the performance requirements of your workload. Under-provisioned EC2 instances might lead to poor application performance.

  • Over-provisioned - An EC2 instance is considered over-provisioned when at least one specification of your instance, such as CPU, memory, or network, can be sized down while still meeting the performance requirements of your workload, and when no specification is under-provisioned. Over-provisioned EC2 instances might lead to unnecessary infrastructure cost.

  • Optimized - An EC2 instance is considered optimized when all specifications of your instance, such as CPU, memory, and network, meet the performance requirements of your workload, and the instance is not over-provisioned. An optimized EC2 instance runs your workloads with optimal performance and infrastructure cost. For optimized resources, Compute Optimizer might sometimes recommend a new generation instance type.

Auto Scaling groups

  • Not optimized - An Auto Scaling group is considered not optimized when Compute Optimizer has identified a recommendation that can provide better performance or cost for your workload.

  • Optimized - An Auto Scaling group is considered optimized when Compute Optimizer determines that the group is correctly provisioned to run your workload, based on the chosen instance type. For optimized resources, Compute Optimizer might sometimes recommend a new generation instance type.

Viewing the dashboard

Use the following procedure to view the dashboard and the optimization findings for your resources.

To view the dashboard

  1. Open the Compute Optimizer console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/compute-optimizer/.

  2. Choose Dashboard in the navigation pane.

    By default, the dashboard displays an overview of optimization findings for AWS resources across all AWS Regions in the account that you are currently signed in to.

  3. You can perform the following actions on the dashboard:

    • To view the optimization findings for resources in another account, choose Account, and then select a different account ID.

      If you are signed in to a master account of an organization, and you opted in only your account (rather than opting in all member accounts within the organization), you will get an error if you try to view the optimization findings for resources in another account (within your organization that has not yet opted in to Compute Optimizer).

    • To filter findings on the dashboard to one or more AWS Regions, enter the name of the Region in the Filter by one or more Regions text box, or choose one or more Regions in the drop-down list that appears.

    • To clear the selected filters, choose Clear filters next to the filter.

    • To view optimization recommendations, choose the View recommendations link for one of the resource types displayed, or choose the number of resources listed next to a findings classification to view the resources for that classification. For more information, see Viewing resource recommendations.