RI Subscription Report


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.


RI Subscriptions

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


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.


Number of recommendations based on the filter criteria.


Downloads the report in a .csv format.

Date Range

Choose a range to display the report.


Allows you to send the report via email to recipients on the fixed date.


RI Subscriptions are grouped based on the following similarities:

  • Instance type

  • Operating system type

  • Region


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


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

  • Enable Float

  • Purchase another subscription

  • Increase Utilization

  • Renew

  • Fix Payment issue

Advanced Options

Scheduling Reports

The Scheduler icon allows you to schedule report generation periodically on a fixed date or at intervals. To create a schedule, do the following:

  1. Click the Scheduler icon. The Schedule New Report Name dialog appears.

  2. Do the following:

    1. Enter a name for the schedule.

    2. Choose filtering options for the schedule from the Filtered By field. The information in this field is populated when you save the filtering options as described in the Advanced Filtering Options section. You can choose to select a filter or leave the field empty.

    3. Choose the date range.

    4. Select the recipients the report must be sent to.

    5. Specify the start date.

    6. Toggle on the Recurrence button to send the report at intervals.

    7. In the Repeats Every area, specify the number of times the report must be sent to the recipients and choose the interval – Daily or Weekly. if you choose Weekly, you can also specify the days of the week when the report is sent.

    8. Select the period to end the schedule. The options are:

      1. NeverSend report forever or until the schedule is deleted.

      2. On – Date when the report should be sent.

      3. After – Number of occurrences after which the report is not scheduled.

  3. Click Save. The report is displayed in the Scheduled Report Name dialog as shown in the sample screenshot below.

    Optionally, you can use the Edit option in the Actions column to make changes to the schedule. You can also delete the report using the Delete option.

    Click Done to close the dialog.

The following screenshot displays a sample email format of the report.

Date Range

The Date Range dropdown allows you to display costs and usage between time periods. The following table explains the date range options:

Date RangeDescription

Month to Date

Report for the current month ending with today.

Last 30 Days (Default)

Report for the past 30 days ending with today.

Last Month

Report for the previous month.

3 Months

Report for the past 3 months ending with today.

6 Months

Report for the past 6 months ending with today.

1 Year

Report for a year ending with today.


A custom range specified by the selected date, month, and year.

Custom Date Range

The Custom Date Range feature enables the ability to view cost reports and usage between specific date ranges. For example, you may want to ensure that a resource did not incur any costs during a specific interval (a specific week).

Choose the CUSTOM option in the date range dropdown to specify a range. When a date range is specified, the range appears in all reports that contain the Date Range dropdown. You can specify one date range only. However, you can modify the range multiple times. The date range is specific to a session and cannot be deleted, but is removed when you log out of the application or the application is reloaded.  

The format of the dates in the dropdown is determined by the chosen range. The following table explains the formats for the ranges:

Date RangeFormat in Date Range Dropdown

Greater than 1 day but less than 31 days

Days. Example: Jan. 29, 19 Feb 10, 19

Greater than 31 days but less than 31 months

Months. Example: Jan. 29, 19 – Feb 26, 20

Greater than 31 months

Years. Example: Jan 29, 19 – Apr 26, 21

To specify a custom date range, do the following:

  1. Click the Date Range dropdown and choose CUSTOM. The Custom Date Range dialog appears.

  2. To specify the start date, enter a date in the From field in the format displayed or click the calendar icon.

     Click backward and forward arrows to choose months in a year. To choose a year, click the arrow next to the Month/Year title and select the year.

    To specify the end date, enter a date in the field in the To field in the format displayed or click the calendar icon. 

  3. Click Apply

  4. Use the Edit icon to modify the range.

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:


Subscription Header


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


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

Utilization Details


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

Average Utilization

Instance utilization, in percent, for the chosen period.


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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