Posted On: Apr 30, 2024

Starting today, the Amazon CloudWatch metrics for monitoring AWS Config data usage will display only billable usage. With this enhancement, non-billable usage will no longer be displayed in both the Amazon CloudWatch Config metrics and AWS Config console. This allows you to validate AWS Config setup and usage using Amazon CloudWatch metrics and correlate billable usage with associated costs.

AWS Config monitors resource configuration changes by generating a configuration item (CI) for each recorded resource type. Additionally, if a resource is not configured to be recorded, AWS Config captures only the creation and deletion of that resource, and no other details, at no cost to you. For example, if you have excluded the AWS::SSM::Document resource type from being recorded, AWS Config will track the creation and deletion events of those resources. With this launch, Amazon CloudWatch metrics for AWS Config usage will display the usage for only those recorded resource types and filters out the non-recorded resource types, giving you a clearer view aligned with their billable usage.

This update is now available in all supported AWS Regions. To learn more and get started, please refer to the documentation.