To reduce the cost of your AWS bill, it's recommended to check for any Elastic IP (EIP) addresses that are not associated with a running EC2 instance or an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) and release them. Amazon Web Services charges a small hourly fee for unattached EIP addresses within your account. Therefore, it's important to regularly review your AWS account for any unattached EIP addresses and release them if they are no longer in use. This can help to reduce unnecessary costs and ensure that you are only paying for the resources that you actually need.
Here are the remediation steps to address unassociated Elastic IP addresses in your AWS account:
- Log in to the AWS Management Console.
- Go to the EC2 dashboard.
- Click on the "Elastic IPs" link in the left-hand navigation menu.
- Identify any Elastic IP addresses that are not associated with a running EC2 instance or an Elastic Network Interface (ENI).
- Select the unassociated Elastic IP address/es that you want to release.
- Click the "Actions" button and select "Release addresses".
- Click the "Release" button to confirm that you want to release the selected Elastic IP addresses.
By following these steps, you can release any unassociated Elastic IP addresses in your AWS account and avoid incurring unnecessary charges. It's important to regularly review your Elastic IP addresses and release any that are no longer needed to ensure that you are only paying for the resources that you actually use.
Note: Remediation steps provided by Lightlytics are meant to be suggestions and guidelines only. It is crucial to thoroughly verify and test any remediation steps before applying them to production environments. Each organization's infrastructure and security needs may differ, and blindly applying suggested remediation steps without proper testing could potentially cause unforeseen issues or vulnerabilities. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you validate and customize any remediation steps to meet your organization's specific requirements and ensure that they align with your security policies and best practices.