EC2 Reserved Instance















How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: ashok99

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009 7:04 PM











Click to reply to this thread Reply



















This question is answered. Helpful answers available: 2. Correct answers available: 1.












The documentation says that launching reserved instance is similar to normal instances. I checked AWS console, and found only the place to view the reserved instances. There is no specific launch wizard for reserved instance. How can I bind the reserved instance to normal instance if there is only launch wizard for normal instance?

Thanks in advance,
Ashok



















Permlink Replies: 9 | Pages: 1 - Last Post: Aug 17, 2010 9:34 AM by: J. Harrison











Replies

























Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: G. Chiu RealName(TM)

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009 7:15 PM

in response to: ashok99 in response to: ashok99











Click to reply to this thread Reply





















I was under the impression that a reserved instance is just a way of prepaying to get a discount. There's no special launching required.

http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/thread.jspa?messageID=120339
































Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: ashok99

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009 7:30 PM

in response to: ashok99 in response to: ashok99











Click to reply to this thread Reply



















Thanks a lot. It just answered my question. So, the reservation is not for particular instance type, so there is no meaning on saying "launching reserved instance". As soon as you launch the instance of right type and in right availability zone, then the reservation comes into action. Right?































Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: G. Chiu RealName(TM)

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009 9:45 PM

in response to: ashok99 in response to: ashok99











Click to reply to this thread Reply



















That's my understanding. If you built 10 different instances in the same availability zone, and they are all the same type as the one you reserved, then any of them would qualify.































Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: cloudcmcc

Posted on: Sep 7, 2009 5:46 AM

in response to: ashok99 in response to: ashok99











Click to reply to this thread Reply



















i have the same problem. After i purchased a reserved instance with the web mangement console, i only got the following information about the instance:
<div class="reservedInstancesListDescItems"> <span class="reservedInstancesFieldTitle">Instance Type:</span> <span>m1.small</span>
<span class="reservedInstancesFieldTitle">Operating System:</span> <span>Linux/UNIX</span>
<span class="reservedInstancesFieldTitle">Availability Zone:</span> <span>us-east-1d</span>
<span>ID:</span>************************** </div>
How can I launch and connect to this reserved instance with the information above?































Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: Shlomo Swidler

Posted on: Sep 7, 2009 6:01 AM

in response to: cloudcmcc in response to: cloudcmcc











Click to reply to this thread Reply





















Reserved instances are a billing convenience. They do not require anything new or different - you continue to use instances the same you you always did.

Buying a reserved instance automatically grants you a lower hourly rate for one instance (of the right type and in the right availability zone) per reservation. When you have a running instance of the right type and in the right availability zone, the lower rate is applied automatically for that instance.

In your case you bought a reservation for an m1.small Linux instance in the availability zone us-east-1d.

So:

If you already have an m1.small Linux instance running in us-east-1d then - congratulations! As soon as the reserved instance charge clears your credit card, the discounted rate will apply to that instance.

If you don't have an m1.small Linux instance running in us-east-1d yet, then just launch one of the right type and in the right availability zone, and it will automatically benefit from the discounted hourly rate as soon as the reserved instance charge clears your credit card.
































Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: Shawn

Posted on: Apr 17, 2010 9:59 AM

in response to: Shlomo Swidler in response to: Shlomo Swidler











Click to reply to this thread Reply





















I just ran into the same issue of trying to figure out how to launch a reserved instance.

It now makes sense that I have to do nothing special (not hard for me), but I'm wondering if this small detail shouldn't explicitly be called out in the docs.

Not a huge deal, but I know I spent a little bit of time trying to figure this out after I purchased an instance and before I got around to checking the forum.

Just my two cents...
































Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: innity

Posted on: May 5, 2010 3:04 AM

in response to: Shawn in response to: Shawn











Click to reply to this thread Reply





















thanks for the explanation. I understand now what is reserved instance.

But what if my instance is running in EBS? Does the reserved instance still apply with this ebs root device instance?
































Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: Darryll@AWS

Posted on: May 5, 2010 11:01 AM

in response to: innity in response to: innity











Click to reply to this thread Reply





















Reserved Instances require no change to how you use <span>EC2</span>, so an EBS-backed instance will be charged at the Reserved Instance rate as long as you have an available Reserved Instance of the same OS and size in that Availability Zone.






















Re: How to launch reserved instance?

Posted by: J. Harrison

Posted on: Aug 17, 2010 9:34 AM

in response to: Darryll@AWS in response to: Darryll@AWS











Click to reply to this thread Reply



















That was my problem. Thanks! Just bought one.


Posted in Web Design.