EC2 Unused Reservation Detector Report

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The EC2 Unused Reservation Detector allows you to see your RI’s that are underutilized.  If a reservation is underutilized and not generally in use, it will be included in results even if it is currently being used.  As RI’s are a significant investment intended to lower your cloud spend, minimizing your underutilized RI’s is essential to achieve a return on investment.  Based on Cloudyn results, you can either spin up the relevant instances, modify your RI’s based on our relocation recommendations when matching on-demand machines are running, or potentially sell the RI in AWS marketplace.

 

Use this report to:

 

Use Cloudyn relocating recommendation to:

  • View unused and underutilized Reservations
  • Benefit from your purchased RI’s
  • Lower on-demand spend.

 

EC2 Unused Reservation Detector Report Overview

 

The EC2 Unused Reservation Detector allows you to see your RI’s that are underutilized or unused.  Based on results, you will have the information necessary to determine which unused reservations you want to relocate or sell.

 

Extended Filters

Policy - Consolidated or standalone.

Account Name - The account or subscription name.

Select + to expand the line item.

 

Field Description
Details View the details of the reservation.
Potential RI Relocation View potential RI that can be relocated, if applicable.
Potential Selling of Reservations

Expand to view unused RIs that can be sold on AWS marketplace.

Expand Reservations Over Time

View of the used and unused reservations over the selected time frame. Click Zoom In to view the EC2 Reservations Over Time Report.

 

 

Viewing Reservations to Potentially Sell or Relocate

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To view reservations that you can potentially sell or relocate:

  1. Select + to expand the line item.
  2. In Details, view the details of the reservation. Expand Potential RI Relocations to view potential RI to relocate if applicable.
  3. Expand Potential Selling of Reservations to view RIs that can be sold.
  4. Expand Reservations Over Time to view the reserved instances for the specific time frame.