This topic introduces ack-cost-exporter and describes the usage notes and release notes of the component.

Introduction

The cost analysis feature is implemented by using the following methods:
  • ack-cost-exporter submits the billing data of a cluster for cost analysis. The billing data includes the costs, real-time prices, billing methods, discounts, coupons, and vouchers of cloud resources.
  • ack-arms-prometheus submits the resource usage data of a cluster.
  • ack-arms-prometheus performs cost analysis based on the billing data and the resource usage data.
ack-cost-exporter consists of alibaba-cloud-price-exporter and alibaba-cloud-billing-exporter:
  • alibaba-cloud-price-exporter
    • Periodically obtains the instance types and instance prices in a Kubernetes cluster, and converts these details into Prometheus metrics.
    • Supports public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud scenarios.
    • Supports multiple billing methods, such as subscription, pay-as-you-go, and preemptible instances.
  • alibaba-cloud-billing-exporter

    Regularly obtains the bills of a cluster and converts them into Prometheus metrics.

Precautions

For more information about how to use ack-cost-exporter, see Enable cost analysis.

Release notes

August 2022

Version Image address Release date Description Impact
v1.0.7
  • registry.cn-zhangjiakou.aliyuncs.com/acs/alibaba-cloud-price-exporter:v0.1.7-bfc23a5-aliyun
  • registry.cn-zhangjiakou.aliyuncs.com/acs/alibaba-cloud-billing-exporter:v0.1.7-9e8b4c8-aliyun
2022-08-05
  • The cost data of an elastic container instance or a pod can be collected.
  • The resource occupation of cost data is reduced and the computing performance on cost data is improved.
No impact on workloads

May 2021

Version Image address Release date Description Impact
v0.1.0
  • registry.cn-zhangjiakou.aliyuncs.com/acs/alibaba-cloud-price-exporter:v0.1.0-64dae5a-aliyun
  • registry.cn-zhangjiakou.aliyuncs.com/acs/alibaba-cloud-billing-exporter:v0.1.0-4194980-aliyun
2021-05-11
  • The cost data of a pod can be submitted.
  • Cost forecasts can be performed based on different sales strategies of computing resources.
No impact on workloads