Check for any unattached Elastic IP (EIP) addresses in your AWS account and release (remove) them in order to lower the cost of your monthly AWS bill.
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Amazon Web Services enforce a small hourly charge if an Elastic IP (EIP) address within your account is not associated with a running EC2 instance or an Elastic Network Interface (ENI). Cloud Conformity recommends releasing any unassociated EIPs that are no longer needed to reduce your AWS monthly costs.
To identify any unattached Elastic IPs currently available in your AWS account, perform the following:
Remediation / Resolution
To release (remove) any unassociated Elastic IP (EIP) addresses available in your AWS account, perform the following:(!) IMPORTANT: Once released, you cannot reuse the Elastic IP again so make sure to update any DNS records that communicate with the EIP before removing it.
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