convert pay as you go instance into reserved instance

Revathi Senthilkumar 0 Reputation points
2024-05-30T06:19:16.89+00:00

Hi, I have nearly 12 instances and databases in different regions and I want to change them to Reserved Instances and databases. What is the procedure to implement them as Reserved Instances and databases? Can anybody help me? Do I need to purchase reservations for different regions? I want implementation details.

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  1. Deepanshu katara 6,395 Reputation points
    2024-05-30T06:35:10.85+00:00

    Hi Revathi ,

    first you have to buy an Azure Reservation: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/prepare-buy-reservation?toc=/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/toc.json

    For instance for an Azure Virtual Machine: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/prepay-reserved-vm-instances?toc=/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/toc.json

    For instance for an Database: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/understand-reservation-charges-mysql

    I

    f the Azure Reservation is bought and active the Azure Reserved instance is applied to the VM Resource that fits the Reserved Instance automatically without any downtime.


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    Deepanshu

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  2. Oury Ba-MSFT 17,156 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-05-31T23:07:12.17+00:00

    @Revathi Senthilkumar

    Thank you for reaching out.

    Please do check this first. Frequently asked questions

    Azure Reservations help you save money by committing to one-year or three-year plans for multiple products. Committing allows you to get a discount on the resources you use. Reservations can significantly reduce your resource costs by up to 72% from pay-as-you-go prices.

    You can purchase reservations from the Azure portal, APIs, PowerShell, and CLI.

    Go to the Azure portal to make a purchase.

    For more information, see Buy a reservation.

    Regarding your question about different regions, Azure Reservations can apply across different subscriptions and resource groups but only within a single region using a single VM type. If you have instances and databases in different regions, you will need to purchase separate reservations for each region. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/reservations/?ef_id=k_a87f28e99eac17b1091a4eb3ca88e4ca_k&OCID=AIDcmme9zx2qiz_SEM__k_a87f28e99eac17b1091a4eb3ca88e4ca_k_&msclkid=a87f28e99eac17b1091a4eb3ca88e4ca

    How to choose the right reserved instance in Azure

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/save-compute-costs-reservations

    Determine what reservation to purchase

    Regards,

    Oury

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