Understand Azure reservation usage for your Enterprise enrollment

Use the ReservationId from Reservations page and the usage file from the EA portal to evaluate your reservation usage. You can also see the reservation usage in the usage summary section of EA portal.

If you bought the reservation in a Pay-As-You-Go billing context, see Understand reservation usage for your Pay-As-You-Go subscription.

Usage for Reserved Virtual Machines Instances

For the following sections, assume that you are running a Standard_D1_v2 Windows VM in the east US region and your reservation information looks like the following table:

Field Value
ReservationId 8f82d880-d33e-4e0d-bcb5-6bcb5de0c719
Quantity 1
SKU Standard_D1
Region eastus

The hardware portion of the VM is covered because the deployed VM matches the reservation attributes. To see what Windows software isn't covered by the reservation, see Azure Reserve VM Instances Windows software costs.

Usage in CSV file for Reserved VM Instances

You can download the Enterprise usage CSV file from the Enterprise portal. In the CSV file, filter on Additional Info and type in your ReservationID. The following screenshot shows the fields related to the reservation:

Enterprise Agreement (EA) csv for Azure reservation

  1. ReservationId in Additional Info field represents the reservation that's applied to the VM.
  2. ConsumptionMeter is the meter ID for the VM.
  3. Meter ID is the reservation meter with $0 cost. The cost of the running VM is paid by the reserved VM instance.
  4. Standard_D1 is one vCPU VM and the VM is deployed without the Azure Hybrid Benefit. So this meter covers the extra charge of Windows software. To find the meter corresponding to the D series 1 core VM, see Azure Reserve VM Instances Windows software costs. If you have the Azure Hybrid Benefit, this extra charge isn't applied.

Usage for SQL Database & Cosmos DB reserved capacity reservations

The following sections use Azure SQL Database as example to describe the usage report. You can use same steps to get usage for Azure Cosmos DB as well.

Assume that you are running a SQL Database Gen 4 in the east US region and your reservation information looks like the following table:

Field Value
ReservationId 8244e673-83e9-45ad-b54b-3f5295d37cae
Quantity 2
Product SQL Database Gen 4 (2 Core)
Region eastus

Usage in CSV file

Filter on Additional Info and type in your Reservation ID, and choose the required Meter Category - Azure SQL database or Azure Cosmos DB. The following screenshot shows the fields related to the reservation.

Enterprise Agreement (EA) csv for SQL Database reserved capacity

  1. ReservationId in the Additional Info field is the reservation that's applied to the SQL Database resource.
  2. ConsumptionMeter is the meter ID for the SQL Database resource.
  3. Meter ID is the reservation meter with $0 cost. Any SQL Database resource that qualifies for the reservation shows this meter ID in the CSV file.

Usage summary page in Enterprise portal

Your Azure reservation usage also shows up in usage summary section of Enterprise portal: Enterprise Agreement (EA) usage summary

  1. You aren't charged for the hardware component of the VM as it is covered by reservation. For a SQL Database reservation, you see a line with Service Name as Azure SQL Database reserved capacity usage.
  2. In this example, you don't have the Azure Hybrid Benefit so you're charged for the Windows software used with the VM.

Next steps

To learn more about Azure Reservations, see the following articles:

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