Reserved instance used in another account


When a customer has consolidated billing, if a reserved instance is not used in the account where it was purchased, it will be used in the best suitable linked account that maps with the same characteristics.

Is there a way to trace that account/instance-id where it was used. It is challenging to know who is taking the unused reserved instances for internal budgeting.

asked 5 years ago43 views
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You can trace it by using Cost and Usage Report. It shows customers how the RIs are applied. The Discounted Usage line item describes the instance usage that received a matching RI discount benefit, and is added to customer's bill when they have usage that matches one of their RIs.

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