RI Subscription Report

Overview

The RI Subscription Report contains the following:

  • RI Coverage

  • RI Subscriptions

RI Coverage

This report presents the percentage of running instance hours that were covered by purchased RIs. Use this report to identify opportunities to buy matching RIs for more significant cost savings.

In the following screenshot, Coverage 62% indicates the number of running instance hours covered by purchased RIs, and thus, the instances benefited from RI discounts.

RI Subscription Summary

The following screenshot displays a sample RI Subscriptions report, which provides information about individual and group subscriptions. The RI Utilization (Utilization column in the screenshot) displays the percentage of purchased RI hours that were used by matching instances over a selected period. This field helps in assessing the ROI on your RI purchases and take steps to optimize utilization, such as provisioning matching instances or switching to another instance type that is not covered by RIs or enabling float.

The significant fields in the report are explained in the following table.

FieldDescription

RI Subscriptions

Number of RI subscriptions for the specified filter criteria (Accounts, Regions, Instance Types).

ROI

Average ROI achieved till date by the subscriptions for the period this report is generated. The value in smaller font indicates the ROI for the subscription.

Recommendations

Number of recommendations based on the filter criteria.

Subscription

RI Subscriptions are grouped based on the following similarities:

  • Instance type

  • Operating system type

  • Region

Utilization

Subscription utilization, in percentage. In the above image highlighted in green, a value of 50% indicates that on an average only half the purchased subscriptions were utilized during the period (30-day) for which the report is generated. The value in smaller font indicates the average utilization of subscription since purchase.

Excess on Demand Hrs

Displays the available, unused hours for a subscription.

ROI

ROI for RI subscriptions purchased for an instance type. The value in smaller font indicates the average ROI of subscription since purchase.

Recommendation

Recommendation for the specific instance type or subscription. The options include:

  • Enable Float

  • Purchase another subscription

  • Increase Utilization

  • Renew

  • Fix Payment issue

Subscription Details

You can drill-down the RI Subscriptions Report for the following to understand additional information:

  • Group subscription details – Opens when group name in the RI subscription report is clicked

  • Individual subscription details (part of a group) – Opens when IDs listed under a group is clicked

  • Individual subscription details (not part of a group) – Opens when IDs that are not listed under a group 

Group Subscription Details

The following is a sample screenshot that displays detailed information about group subscriptions. Click the down arrow adjacent to the logo to expand display the individual subscriptions in that group. This page enumerates the amount of savings that an organization can achieve by acting on the recommendations.

The Average Utilization and Excess Hours over Time report display information about the group utilization, in percentage, and the additional on-demand subscription that was purchased for the instance.

Individual Subscription

Individual subscriptions can either be included in a group or as standalone subscriptions (not part of any group). The following screenshot is an example of the individual subscription that is part of a group. This page appears when you click any individual subscription listed under a group.

The information of an individual subscription is displayed in two tabs: Stats and Details.

The following table explains significant fields in the Stats tab:

AreaFieldDescription

Subscription Header

Status

Color-coded state of the subscription – Active or Expired. The information in the right indicates the remainder period of a subscription.

Instance Details

  • Hostname – The hostname for the VM, if configured, else the node ID is displayed.

  • Cloud Region

  • Billing Unit ID

Remainder Duration

Duration, in months or years, before the subscription expires.

Overall ROI

Total ROI achieved by this subscription.

Utilization over Time

Date

Graphical display of past utilization for the subscription for a chosen period (from the Date drop-down field).

Utilization Details

Hours

Graphical display of instance utilization against various billing units associated with the instance.

Subscription Performance

Average Hours Used/Month

Number of instances available as of date.

Discount

Discount applicable to the instance if the recommended subscription type is purchased.

Average Utilization

Instance utilization, in percent, for the chosen period.

ROI

Total ROI achieved by the subscription and the average ROI achieved per month.

On-Demand Price

On-Demand price for the instance if the subscription had not been purchased. See Reserved Instances Overview > Payment Methods.
Average Excess On-Demand Hours per Month

On-demand purchases made in addition to RI subscription purchase.

This field appears for an individual subscription not part of any group.

The Details tab presents information about the subscription scope, term, type. 


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