Reduce Costs, Increase Performance, and Improve Security

AWS Trusted Advisor is an online tool that provides you real time guidance to help you provision your resources following AWS best practices.

Whether establishing new workflows, developing applications, or as part of ongoing improvement, take advantage of the recommendations provided by Trusted Advisor on a regular basis to help keep your solutions provisioned optimally.

For a complete list of checks and descriptions, explore Trusted Advisor Best Practices.

How It Works

AWS Personal Health Dashboard Alerts
Optimize Your Infrastructure

Like your customized cloud expert, AWS Trusted Advisor analyzes your AWS environment and provides best practice recommendations in five categories:

Trusted Advisor best practice checks categories
Core Checks & Recommendations

All AWS customers get access to the seven core Trusted Advisor checks to help increase the security and performance of the AWS environment. Checks include:

Security

  • S3 Bucket Permissions
  • Security Groups - Specific Ports Unrestricted
  • IAM Use
  • MFA on Root Account
  • EBS Public Snapshots
  • RDS Public Snapshots

Service Limits

Full Trusted Advisor Benefits

Business Support and Enterprise Support customers get access to the full set of Trusted Advisor checks and recommendations. These help optimize your entire AWS infrastructure, to increase security and performance, reduce your overall costs, and monitor service limits. Additional benefits include:

Notifications: Stay up-to-date with your AWS resource deployment with weekly updates, plus create alerts and automate actions with Amazon CloudWatch.

Programmatic access: Retrieve and refresh Trusted Advisor results programmatically using AWS Support API.

AWS Trusted Advisor Features

AWS Trusted Advisor provides a suite of features for you to customize recommendations and to proactively monitor your AWS resources.

Trusted Advisor Notifications. The Trusted Advisor notification feature helps you stay up-to-date with your AWS resource deployment. You will be notified by weekly email when you opt in for this service, and it is totally free.

Recent Changes*. You can track recent changes or check status on the console dashboard. The most recent changes appear at the top of the list to bring them to your attention.

Exclude Items. The "exclude items" feature (formerly called “suppress”) allows you to customize the Trusted Advisor report. You can exclude items from the check result if they are not relevant; the excluded items appear separately, and you can restore (include) them at any time.

Action Links. Items in a Trusted Advisor report have hyperlinks to the AWS Management Console, where you can take action on the Trusted Advisor recommendations.

Access Management. You can use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to control access to specific checks or check categories.

AWS Support API*. You can retrieve and refresh Trusted Advisor results programmatically using AWS Support API.

Refresh. You can refresh individual checks or refresh all the checks at once by clicking the Refresh All button in the top-right corner of the summary dashboard. A check is eligible for refresh 5 minutes after it was last refreshed.

* Available with Business or Enterprise-level Support plan. Learn More>>

For more information on AWS Trusted Advisor, please see Trusted Advisor FAQs