Allocating costs vs paymethod.

Fredrik Johansson 21 Reputation points
2022-11-08T09:23:30.573+00:00

On the monthly billing invoice how can I locate back to what exact comes from pay as you go, reserved instance1 or reserved instances 3 years based on the individual virtual machine?

Azure Cost Management
Azure Cost Management
A Microsoft offering that enables tracking of cloud usage and expenditures for Azure and other cloud providers.
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  1. Michael Durkan 12,196 Reputation points MVP
    2022-11-08T09:28:54.373+00:00

    Hi

    use Tags on your VMs to separate these out in Cost Management:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/management/tag-resources?tabs=json

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/costs/cost-analysis-common-uses

    Hope this helps,

    Thanks

    Michael Durkan

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  2. dkrishnaveni-MSFT 1,951 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-11-10T01:51:51.373+00:00

    Hello,

    You can download the invoice billing usage report and check the report for the desired resource as shown below.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/understand-reserved-instance-usage#statement-section-of-csv-file-for-vms

    When a resource is utilising reservation benefit then the cost would be displayed as zero. However, you would be able to find the term in months either 12 or 36 in the same report.

    This signifies the term of the purchased reservation. Hope this helps.

    Regards
    Divya.

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