AWS/Kubecost Data Audit
Next, compare this instance's costs with what is found in AWS Cost Explorer (Amortized). The most accessible way of doing so is Group by -> Resource, and Filters -> Resource -> i-033b92ecd18376946.
If unable to Group by -> Resource (because it requires enabling hourly/resource granularity in Cost Explorer), try Group by -> Tag -> aws:eks:cluster-name, and Filters -> Tag -> aws:eks:cluster-name -> kc-demo-prod. This will compare the cost of a cluster in AWS Cost Explorer, versus the cost of a cluster in Kubecost.
Note: When grouping by cluster, AWS Cost Explorer only accounts for the Node and Network costs, not the ClusterManagement/ControlPlane, Disks, or LoadBalancer costs. Also keep in mind this method will also be less exact than comparing a specific node between Kubecost and AWS Cost Explorer.
To determine what could cause a discrepancy between your instances's cost and AWS Cost Explorer, perform these troubleshooting measures:
- Investigate Prometheus to see if the underlying metrics about the node are sporadic or missing.
- Cost Explorer CSV export for one day filtered by account and service in AWS. Compare that to the Kubecost
/model/assetAPI request for the same day.
- Set up CUR to export as CSV file. Investigate to see whether costs in CSV file match with Kubecost Assets page.
- Test Athena queries.