Can we reserve an Amazon EC2 instance?

366455 pts.
Tags:
Amazon EC2
Cloud Computing
Cloud instances
We currently have a huge Amazon EC2 instance that's running in one of our regions (Asia to be exact). Now, we're trying to reserve that instance in the AWS management console but we're only seeing the option to purchase a reserved instance (not change it into a reserved one). Did we miss something? How can we do this?

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

To change an existing Amazon EC2 instance into a reserved instance, first navigate to the Amazon Web Services console and go to the EC2 module. Then click on the “Instances” tab on the left and note the availability zone and instance type that your EC2 instance is using. Switch to the “Reserved Instances” tab and click the “Purchase Reserved Instances” button at the top of the page. Enter your instance’s type, platform, and availability zone in the proper fields and click “Search.” Browse through the results and select the reserved instance pricing plan that you want to use. Once you complete the payment process, your EC2 billing will shift to the reserved instance pricing.

Discuss This Question:  

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following