AWS Compute Optimizer and AWS Organizations - AWS Organizations

AWS Compute Optimizer and AWS Organizations

AWS Compute Optimizer is a service that analyzes the configuration and utilization metrics of your AWS resources. Resource examples include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and Auto Scaling groups. Compute Optimizer reports whether your resources are optimal and generates optimization recommendations to reduce the cost and improve the performance of your workloads. For more information about Compute Optimizer, see the AWS Compute Optimizer User Guide.

Use the following information to help you integrate AWS Compute Optimizer with AWS Organizations.

Service-linked roles created when you enable integration

The following service-linked role is automatically created in your organization's management account when you enable trusted access. This role allows Compute Optimizer to perform supported operations within your organization's accounts in your organization.

You can delete or modify this role only if you disable trusted access between Compute Optimizer and Organizations, or if you remove the member account from the organization.

  • AWSServiceRoleForComputeOptimizer

Service principals used by the service-linked roles

The service-linked role in the previous section can be assumed only by the service principals authorized by the trust relationships defined for the role. The service-linked roles used by Compute Optimizer grant access to the following service principals:

  • compute-optimizer.amazonaws.com

Enabling trusted access with Compute Optimizer

For information about the permissions needed to enable trusted access, see Permissions required to enable trusted access.

You can enable trusted access using either the AWS Compute Optimizer console or the AWS Organizations console.

Important

We strongly recommend that whenever possible, you use the AWS Compute Optimizer console or tools to enable integration with Organizations. This lets AWS Compute Optimizer perform any configuration that it requires, such as creating resources needed by the service. Proceed with these steps only if you can’t enable integration using the tools provided by AWS Compute Optimizer. For more information, see this note.

If you enable trusted access by using the AWS Compute Optimizer console or tools then you don’t need to complete these steps.

To enable trusted access using the Compute Optimizer console

You must sign in to the Compute Optimizer console using your organization's management account. Opt-in on behalf of your organization by following the instructions at Opting in your Account in the AWS Compute Optimizer User Guide.

You can enable trusted access by using either the AWS Organizations console, by running a AWS CLI command, or by calling an API operation in one of the AWS SDKs.

AWS Management Console

To enable trusted service access using the Organizations console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Organizations console. You must sign in as an IAM user, assume an IAM role, or sign in as the root user (not recommended) in the organization’s management account.

  2. On the Services page, find the row for AWS Compute Optimizer, choose the service’s name, and then choose Enable trusted access.

  3. In the confirmation dialog box, enable Show the option to enable trusted access, enter enable in the box, and then choose Enable trusted access.

  4. If you are the administrator of only AWS Organizations, tell the administrator of AWS Compute Optimizer that they can now enable that service using its console to work with AWS Organizations.

AWS CLI, AWS API

To enable trusted service access using the OrganizationsCLI/SDK

You can use the following AWS CLI commands or API operations to enable trusted service access:

  • AWS CLI: enable-aws-service-access

    You can run the following command to enable AWS Compute Optimizer as a trusted service with Organizations.

    $ aws organizations enable-aws-service-access \ --service-principal compute-optimizer.amazonaws.com

    This command produces no output when successful.

  • AWS API: EnableAWSServiceAccess

Disabling trusted access with Compute Optimizer

For information about the permissions needed to disable trusted access, see Permissions required to disable trusted access.

Only an administrator in the AWS Organizations management account can disable trusted access with AWS Compute Optimizer.

You can disable trusted access by running a Organizations AWS CLI command, or by calling an Organizations API operation in one of the AWS SDKs.

AWS CLI, AWS API

To disable trusted service access using the Organizations CLI/SDK

You can use the following AWS CLI commands or API operations to disable trusted service access:

  • AWS CLI: disable-aws-service-access

    You can run the following command to disable AWS Compute Optimizer as a trusted service with Organizations.

    $ aws organizations disable-aws-service-access \ --service-principal compute-optimizer.amazonaws.com

    This command produces no output when successful.

  • AWS API: DisableAWSServiceAccess