AWS Marketplace Install

This document provides the steps for installing the Kubecost product from the AWS marketplace. More info pricing of different Kubecost versions.

Step 1: Create an IAM policy

To deploy Kubecost from AWS Marketplace, you need to assign an IAM policy with appropriate IAM permission to a Kubernetes service account before starting the deployment. You can either use AWS managed policy arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AWSMarketplaceMeteringRegisterUsage or create your own IAM policy. You can learn more with AWS' Create and attach your first customer managed policy tutorial.

Here's an example IAM policy:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Action": [
                "Effect": "Allow",
                "Resource": "*"

Step 2: Create an IAM role for service account (IRSA)

We recommend doing this via eksctl. The command below helps to automate these manual steps:

  • Create an IAM role with AWS-managed IAM policy.

  • Create a K8s service account name awsstore-serviceaccount in your Amazon EKS cluster.

  • Set up a trust relationship between the created IAM role with awsstore-serviceaccount.

  • Modify awsstore-serviceaccount annotation to associate it with the created IAM role

Remember to replace CLUSTER_NAME with your actual Amazon EKS cluster name.

eksctl create iamserviceaccount \
    --name awsstore-serviceaccount \
    --namespace kubecost \
    --cluster CLUSTER_NAME \
    --attach-policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AWSMarketplaceMeteringRegisterUsage \
    --approve \

More details and how to set up the appropriate trust relationships is available here.

Your Amazon EKS cluster needs to have IAM OIDC provider enabled to set up IRSA. Learn more with AWS' Creating an IAM OIDC provider for your cluster doc.

Step 3: Deploy Kubecost with attached IAM role

Define which available version you would like to install using this following command You can check available version titles from the AWS Marketplace product, e.g: prod-1.95.0:


Deploy Kubecost with Helm using the following command:

helm upgrade -i kubecost kubecost/cost-analyzer \
    --namespace kubecost --create-namespace \
    --set prometheus.nodeExporter.enabled=false \
    --set global.grafana.enabled=false \
    --set global.grafana.proxy=false \
    --set awsstore.useAwsStore=true \
    --set${IMAGETAG} \
    --set imageVersion=${IMAGETAG} \
    --set \
    --set \
    --set  \
    --set prometheus.server.image.tag=v2.35.0

Run this command to enable port-forwarding and access the Kubecost UI:

kubectl port-forward --namespace kubecost deployment/kubecost-cost-analyzer 9090

You can now start monitoring your Amazon EKS cluster cost with Kubecost by visiting http://localhost:9090.

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