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EKS Lens

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EKS Lens helps you identify and track Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) cost and usage for clusters running on Amazon EC2 nodes.

Required permission

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

Before you begin

  • For EKS Lens to work properly, your EKS clusters should already be connected to the DoiT Platform. See Understand EKS costs.

  • EKS Lens is not available if you're on a DoiT consolidated billing account (payer account ID 561602220360, 017920819041, and 279843869311).

See also

Access EKS Lens dashboard

The EKS Lens dashboard is automatically created when EKS clusters are detected in your AWS accounts. Make sure to connect your clusters to the DoiT Platform in order to see all the EKS metrics.

To access the EKS Lens dashboard, select Dashboard from the top navigation bar, and then select EKS Lens.

Dashboard navigation bar

Widgets

The EKS Lens dashboard consists of multiple preset report widgets that highlight various aspects of your Amazon EKS spend.

Dashboard navigation bar

Note

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.

EKS Nodes Cost by Cluster

EKS Nodes Cost by Cluster report widget

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 30 days (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Filters:
    • Cloud equals Amazon Web Services
    • Service equals Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Group by: EKS cluster name
  • Advanced options:
    • Advanced Analysis: Forecast

EKS Control Plane Cost

EKS Control Plane Cost report widget

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 6 months (include current month)
  • Time Interval: Month
  • Filters:
    • Service equals Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)
  • Group by: EKS cluster name, Region

EKS Interactive Cost Explorer

EKS Interactive Cost Explorer widget

The EKS Interactive Cost Explorer is a treemap that allows you to drill down from clusters to namespaces and apps.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 7 days (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Filters:
    • EKS cluster name not equals [Label N/A]
    • EKS namespace not equals [Label N/A]
  • Group by: EKS cluster name, EKS namespace, EKS label_k8s_app

EKS Unallocated Resources by Cluster

EKS Unallocated Resources by Cluster report widget

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 7 days (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Filters:
    • EKS cluster name not equals [Label N/A]
    • EKS pod_owner_name equals UNREQUESTED_COSTS
  • Group by: EKS cluster name, EKS pod_owner_name

EKS Cost by Top 15 Namespaces

EKS Cost by Top 15 Namespaces report widget

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 7 days (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Filters:
    • EKS namespace not equals [Label N/A]
    • EKS pod_owner_name equals UNREQUESTED_COSTS
  • Group by: EKS namespace
  • Limit results: Limit to top 15 by cost

EKS Cost by Top 20 Clusters

EKS Cost by Top 20 Clusters report widget

Shows the top 20 EKS clusters by cost in the last 7 days.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: Cost
  • Time Range: Last 7 days (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Filters:
    • EKS cluster name not equals [Label N/A]
  • Group by: EKS cluster name
  • Limit results: Limit to top 20 by cost

EKS Clusters Utilization

EKS Clusters Utilization report widget

Shows the utilization of resources across EKS clusters.

Report configuration:

  • Metric: EKS Capacity Utilization
  • Time Range: Last 7 days (include current day)
  • Time Interval: Day
  • Filters:
    • Attribution is EKS Allocated Resources or EKS Unallocated Resources
    • EKS cluster name not equals [Label N/A]
  • Group by: EKS cluster name

FAQ

How much does EKS Lens cost?

An S3 bucket is created in your AWS account for each EKS cluster that is connected to the DoiT Platform. The S3 bucket keeps EKS metrics data for seven days and then removes the data, which means you'll see the cost and usage related to this 7-day retention period. There is no other cost related with the EKS Lens.

What's the difference between EKS Lens, Kubecost, and OpenCost?

See What's the difference between EKS Lens, Kubecost, and OpenCost?

Interactive demo

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