AWS Trusted Advisor

AWS Trusted Advisor acts like your customized cloud expert, and it helps you provision your resources by following best practices. Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and finds opportunities to save money, improve system performance and reliability, or help close security gaps. Since 2013, customers have viewed over 2.6 million best-practice recommendations and realized over $350 million in estimated cost reductions.

You can start with a free version of AWS Trusted Advisor in the AWS Management Console with two of the most popular performance and security recommendations, and access to these checks never expires. All of the AWS Trusted Advisor checks are available to customers with Business-level and Enterprise-level support. Why hire a cloud consultant? Start using AWS Trusted Advisor today!

Trusted Advisor Best Practices (Checks)

AWS Trusted Advisor provides best practices in four categories: cost optimization, security, fault tolerance, and performance improvement. You can use Trusted Advisor checks to monitor and improve the deployment of Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Auto Scaling, AWS Identity and Access Management, and other services. You can view the overall status of your AWS resources and savings estimations on the Trusted Advisor dashboard.

The two Trusted Advisor best practices that are now available to all AWS customers are: Service Limits (in the Performance category) and Security Groups - Specific Ports Unrestricted (in the Security category).

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Trusted Advisor Dasboard

Features and Functionalities

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

Recent Changes *

You can track recent changes of 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 Beta

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


Access Management

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



You can refresh a check every 5 minutes. 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.


* Available with Business or Enterprise-level Support Plan.

Learn how to control Access to the Trusted Advisor Console

Visit the Controlling Access to the Trusted Advisor Console page
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