Provider Resource Usage API

The term provider applies to the service administrator and to any delegated providers. Azure Stack operator's and delegated providers can use the Provider Usage API to view the usage of their direct tenants. For example, P0 can call the Provider API to get usage information on P1's and P2's direct usage, and P1 can call for usage information on P3 and P4.

Conceptual model of provider hierarchy

API call reference


The request gets consumption details for the requested subscriptions and for the requested time frame. There is no request body.

This usage API is a Provider API, so the caller must be assigned an Owner, Contributor, or Reader role in the provider’s subscription.

Method Request URI
GET https://{armendpoint}/subscriptions/{subId}/providers/Microsoft.Commerce/subscriberUsageAggregates?reportedStartTime={reportedStartTime}&reportedEndTime={reportedEndTime}&aggregationGranularity={granularity}&subscriberId={sub1.1}&api-version=2015-06-01-preview&continuationToken={token-value}


Argument Description
armendpoint Azure Resource Manager endpoint of your Azure Stack environment. The Azure Stack convention is that the name of Azure Resource Manager endpoint is in the format https://adminmanagement.{domain-name}. For example, for development kit, the domain name is local.azurestack.external, then the Resource Manager endpoint is https://adminmanagement.local.azurestack.external.
subId Subscription ID of the user who is making the call.
reportedStartTime Start time of the query. The value for DateTime should be in UTC and at the beginning of the hour, for example, 13:00. For daily aggregation, set this value to UTC midnight. The format is escaped ISO 8601, for example, 2015-06-16T18%3a53%3a11%2b00%3a00Z, where colon is escaped to %3a and plus is escaped to %2b so that it is URI friendly.
reportedEndTime End time of the query. The constraints that apply to reportedStartTime also apply to this argument. The value for reportedEndTime cannot be in the future or the current date. If it is, the result is set to "processing not complete."
aggregationGranularity Optional parameter that has two discrete potential values: daily and hourly. As the values suggest, one returns the data in daily granularity, and the other is an hourly resolution. The daily option is the default.
subscriberId Subscription ID. To get filtered data, the subscription ID of a direct tenant of the provider is required. If no subscription ID parameter is specified, the call returns usage data for all the provider’s direct tenants.
api-version Version of the protocol that is used to make this request. This value is set to 2015-06-01-preview.
continuationToken Token retrieved from the last call to the Usage API provider. This token is needed when a response is greater than 1,000 lines and it acts as a bookmark for the progress. If not present, the data is retrieved from the beginning of the day or hour, based on the granularity passed in.


GET /subscriptions/sub1/providers/Microsoft.Commerce/subscriberUsageAggregates?reportedStartTime=reportedStartTime=2014-05-01T00%3a00%3a00%2b00%3a00&reportedEndTime=2015-06-01T00%3a00%3a00%2b00%3a00&aggregationGranularity=Daily&subscriberId=sub1.1&api-version=1.0

"value": [


"name": "sub1.1-meterID1",
"type": "Microsoft.Commerce/UsageAggregate",

"properties": {
"usageStartTime": "2015-03-03T00:00:00+00:00",
"usageEndTime": "2015-03-04T00:00:00+00:00",



Response details

Argument Description
id Unique ID of the usage aggregate
name Name of the usage aggregate
type Resource definition
subscriptionId Subscription identifier of the Azure Stack user
usageStartTime UTC start time of the usage bucket to which this usage aggregate belongs
usageEndTime UTC end time of the usage bucket to which this usage aggregate belongs
instanceData Key-value pairs of instance details (in a new format):
resourceUri: Fully qualified resource ID, which includes the resource groups and the instance name
location: Region in which this service was run
tags: Resource tags that are specified by the user
additionalInfo: More details about the resource that was consumed, for example, OS version or image type
quantity Amount of resource consumption that occurred in this time frame
meterId Unique ID for the resource that was consumed (also called ResourceID)

Next steps

Tenant resource usage API reference

Usage-related FAQ