Enabling control on an Instance for CostGuardian

With your CostGuardian account linked to AWS, you will be able to monitor your costs, however in order for CostGuardian to control your server you need to explicitly allow access withing your AWS account.  This is by design giving you the customer ultimate control.

This a simple task and just involves creating a 'tag' for each instance you want to control with a Name of 'CGEnabled' and a Value of 'true'.

From within the AWS console you need to find the instance you want to control and follow the instructions below.

  1. Click the “Add/Edit Tags” button.
  2. Click “Create Tag” button
  3. In the “Key” box, type “CGEnabled” and set “Value” to “true”.
  4. Click “Save”.