For the past week I have been working with AWS CloudFormation to create and automate an Active Directory using scenario 3 from the following AWS manual.
This scenario involves the creation of stacks that utilize Amazon services from their enterprise level, which results in this being a potentially very expensive endeavor.
After running the stacks for a few hours, my billings showed the following EC2 charges:
My conclusion from this, was that I needed to create a budget alarm to ensure that I remain aware of the involved expenditure for this project.
The current limit for the budget is only $10 because my intention is not to try and stay within this budget, but to keep it small enough that I remain conscious of the expenditure. The purpose for this is to provide myself with minimal cost involvement in comprehending the cost value associated with the stack.