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Azure Lens

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Azure Lens in the DoiT console helps you understand your Microsoft Cloud costs and maximize the value of your Azure investments.

Required permission

To access Azure Lens, your DoiT account needs the Cloud Analytics permission.

Access Azure Lens dashboard

The Azure Lens dashboard is automatically created when Azure workloads are detected in your DoiT account.

To access the Azure Lens dashboard, select Dashboards from the top navigation bar, and then select Azure Lens from the dashboard navigation bar.

Dashboard navigation bar

Widgets

The Azure Lens dashboard consists of report widgets that highlight various aspects of your Azure spend. Note that Microsoft Azure billing data is backfilled from January 1, 2023.

Dashboard navigation bar

Widgets on the dashboard are updated independently of each other. See Refresh report data for more information.

You can Open full report to check the report configuration or customize the preset report to create your own one.

Spend History

The widget shows a high-level view of your Azure spend in the last 12 months with forecast for the next 12 months. It's an aggregated view of your usage trend and costs across your organization.

Azure spend history

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 12 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results: Cloud equals Microsoft Azure
  • Group by: Cloud
  • Advanced options:
    • Advanced Analysis: Forecast

Cost By Top Services

The widget shows the top 10 Azure services by cost in the last six months. It allows you to quickly identify the usage patterns of top services and unusual costs that you may want to investigate.

Cost By Top Service

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results: Cloud equals Microsoft Azure
  • Group by: Service (Azure Service maps to the cost details field MeterCategory)
  • Limit results:
    • Limit by top/bottom: ServiceLimit to top 10 by cost

Cost By Top Resource Groups

The widget shows the top 10 Azure resource groups by cost in the last six months.

Cost By Top Projects

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results: Cloud equals Microsoft Azure
  • Group by: Project/Account ID (Azure Project/Account ID maps to the cost details field ResourceGroup)
  • Limit results:
    • Limit by top/bottom: Project/Account IDLimit to top 10 by cost

Cost By Top Regions

The widget shows the top 10 Azure regions by cost in the last 30 days, aggregated to monthly data.

Cost By Region report widget

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 30 days (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results: Cloud equals Microsoft Azure
  • Group by: Region
  • Limit results:
    • Limit by top/bottom: Regionnot equals [Region N/A]; Limit to top 10 by cost

Cost by Top Subscriptions

The widget shows the top Azure subscriptions by cost in the last 6 months.

Cost per subscription

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filter results: Cloud equals Microsoft Azure
  • Group by: Billing Account (Azure billing account maps to the cost details field SubscriptionId)
  • Limit results:
    • Limit by top/bottom: Billing AccountLimit to top 10 by cost

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