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Dashboard overview
Dashboard overview

Learn more about the Dashboard tab

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Welcome to the Uniskai platform. When you first enter Uniskai, the very first thing you'll encounter is the Dashboard. This is where all the vital information about your cloud infrastructure comes together in one place. On this dashboard, you'll find a map that displays the locations of your resources.

If you click on a region on the map, you'll be redirected to the corresponding region in the Cloudview. The list of regions is conveniently located on the right side of the map. Furthermore, you can select multiple accounts on the dashboard to get an overview of the total number of your regions on the map. Armed with this information, you can evaluate which resources are performing optimally and which ones might need some optimization.

Your resources fall into four categories: active (currently in use and incurring costs), non-active (not in use, so no costs at the moment), semi-active (you're paying for them, but they're not in use and could be optimized), and sustainable (resources operating with minimal environmental impact in eco-friendly data centers). You can view this map showing active and non-active regions by adjusting the slider at the top right.

Next to the map, you'll find a Billing Summary pie chart, which visually breaks down your cloud costs. Each region is color-coded, and hovering your cursor over each color reveals your expenses and estimated costs. You can toggle this pie chart's estimation on or off by adjusting the slider at the top right.

You also have the option to select from three different time periods for your Billing Summary: the last month (from the first to the last day of the previous month), this month (showing your current consumption and estimated expenses), or the last thirty days (a thirty-day period, excluding today).

Beneath the Billing Summary, there's a total Credit spent table. These credits are provided by AWS, and this table shows how many credits you've used since the creation of your account.

The ‘Top Savers’ list reveals who saved the most over various timeframes – over the entire period, the last week, and the last month. Savings are calculated for different services like Waste, Rightsizing, Spot, and Cloudsitter.

The Overall billing table breaks down your total expenses from the beginning of your account's existence. This table provides monthly and estimated billing figures for the current month based on Uniskai's predictions.

To the right of the Overall billing, you'll find the Your Savings table. This table gives you a clear picture of how much money you've already saved, and the potential savings recommended by Uniskai. It highlights which Uniskai features are contributing to your best savings. By clicking on the 'i' in a circle, you'll find an explanation of how to maximize your potential savings by implementing Uniskai's recommendations.

The Cloud Usage table shows how many resources you have in your infrastructure and their respective locations. For example, the image below indicates that there are 42 EC2 instances. Hovering over it displays the list of regions where these instances are located.

The CloudWatch Global section summarizes the performance of your cloud resources and identifies any areas that need your attention. This section helps you monitor your resources across different regions, courtesy of AWS. The statuses are displayed within Uniskai for your convenience.

Under this section, you can find four resources in the alarm part. Hovering your cursor over them reveals the regions where these resources are located, offering you insights on optimizing them.

The IAM Resources table provides information about identity and access management, including users, groups, customer-managed policies, and roles.

The Insights table offers performance and security suggestions provided by our platform. As shown in the example below, there are no critical insights detected. However, clicking 'VIEW ALL' will take you to the Cloudguard feature, where you can find all the details.

Learn more about Cloudguard here.

Lastly, if you've already created and assigned labels to resources, this section provides a summarized breakdown of costs by label. You can see both the key and value of the label, along with the total amount spent for each label. Additionally, you can view forecasted data until the next month. Each label value is represented by a unique color, displayed on a total scale, and the width of the color indicates the cost associated with that label value. The gray color on the scale represents resource costs without such label values. For more information, you can read here.

To use the multiple accounts feature, click on the Accounts field and select the checkbox next to the account you need. All your existing accounts will be available in the field.

On the ‘Dashboard’ tab, opt for the multi-account view and effortlessly access general information from diverse accounts and providers simultaneously.

The most concise and general information about all your accounts at your fingertips.

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