Configure Microsoft Azure Costs (Percent) Alert

This procedure shows you how to configure an Azure Cost alert that identifies cost fluctuations between the average costs of two time periods.


  1. Launch CloudCheckr and select a CSP or EA account from the Accounts List page.
  2. From the left navigation pane, choose Cost > Alerts > Manager.
  3. On the Alert Manager page, click + New Alert.

    The Create New Microsoft Azure Cost Alert dialog box opens.

  4. Select Microsoft Azure Costs (percent) from the drop-down list and type a name for your alert.
  5. Click Notifications and type the email address(es) where you want the notification to go.

    Click Configure Integrations to send notifications using a third-party tool such as Jira, PagerDuty, ServiceNow, Slack, SNS, or Syslog.

  6. In the Alert me section:
    1. Type the number of days for the cost spike.
    2. Select if you want the cost amount to equal a dollar amount or a percentage average and type the value for the amount per day or the percentage average.
    3. Type the number of days for the previous time period that you are using as a comparison.
      Click to add another threshold.
  7. In the Monitoring Costs section, select if you want to apply this cost fluctuation by subscription, service, or tag.
  8. Click Create Alert.

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