What happens to a reservation when you change agreement type (from MCA to EA)?

Joel Sundström 0 Reputation points

I have the following use case: let's say you are in the process of migrating workloads from an MCA agreement to an EA agreement, and have active reserved instances (RI) on the MCA agreement (or are about to purchase RIs on the MCA agreement). What happens to the RIs when you move into the EA agreement - are you able to transfer those or is that not possible?



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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 23,051 Reputation points

    Hello @Joel Sundström

    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform.

    According to the Azure documentation, reservations and savings plans do not automatically transfer when you move from one agreement type to another. This means that if you have active reserved instances on an MCA agreement and you are moving to an EA agreement, you will not be able to transfer those RIs automatically. However, you can manually move the resources from the existing MCA product to a newly created or an existing EA product. You can use the information in the "Perform resource transfers" section of the Azure documentation to help you with this process. Additionally, you can contact Azure support for assistance with transferring your RIs from one agreement type to another.

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