Get Started with Azure
CloudCheckr is a unified cost & security automation platform that helps you manage Azure costs, secure the Azure environment and gain visibility & control. To help you optimize and govern your cloud, CloudCheckr generates a complete picture of the Azure environment including billing details, multi-accounts, resources, virtual machines, configurations, permissions, changes, and more. With CloudCheckr, you turn insight into automation by proactively controlling costs, reducing the attack surface and driving accountability across your organization.
Preparing your Azure Deployment for CloudCheckr
For CloudCheckr to monitor your Azure deployment, you will add two accounts to CloudCheckr. One of the accounts will be your Enterprise Agreement or Cloud Solution Provider account. This will provide you with cost data. The second account will be your Subscription account. The subscription account is an individual account that collects resources if you have Azure Active Directory setup. This account will provide you with best practices, inventory, security, and utilization modules.
Configure your EA or CSP Account
- Enterprise Agreement Configuration
- Cloud Solution Provider Configuration
- Creating and Configuring Active Directory/O365 Accounts
Configure a Subscription Account
CloudCheckr also allows you to view just billing only data for a single subscription. This account will build the cost reports for the subscription, allowing you to grant access to specific Subscriptions without having to grant access to the complete Enterprise Agreement or Cloud Solution Provider invoice data.
CloudCheckr allows you to have full control over provisioning and managing user access with your accounts. User access can be configured with specific permissions, rights, and visibility based on the needs and role of the user.
See the following topics for details:
Once your account is configured it will be populated with information and statistics about your Azure deployment. To find out more about these reports, see the documents below:
- Enabling Permissions for CloudCheckr in Azure
- Best Practices Reports
- CloudCheckr Alerts
- Cost Reports
- Inventory Reports
- Security Reports
- Utilization Reports
For instructions on how to deploy in a commercial self-hosted environment, please review the Azure Self-Hosted documentation.
For instructions on how to deploy in a gov self-hosted environment, please review the Azure Gov Self-Hosted documentation.