After you create a pay-as-you-go Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch or Logstash cluster, you can switch its billing method to subscription to pay only for reserved resources. This topic describes the procedure in detail.

Prerequisites

The cluster whose billing method you want to switch meets the following requirements:
  • The cluster belongs to your Alibaba Cloud account.
  • The cluster does not have unpaid switching orders.

    If an unpaid switching order exists, you must cancel the unpaid order and place another order to switch the billing method.

  • The cluster is in a normal state.

Switch the billing method of an Elasticsearch cluster from pay-as-you-go to subscription

  1. Log on to the Elasticsearch console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elasticsearch Clusters.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a resource group and a region.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elasticsearch Clusters again. On the Elasticsearch Clusters page, find the Elasticsearch cluster whose billing method you want to switch and perform one of the following operations:
    • In the Actions column, choose More > Switch to Subscription.
    • Click the ID of the cluster in the Cluster ID/Name column. On the Basic Information page, click Switch to Subscription.
  5. On the Confirm Order page, select a purchase cycle.
    You can purchase a cluster on a monthly basis. You must select at least one month for the purchase cycle.
  6. Read the terms of service, select Elasticsearch (Subscription) Terms of Service, and then click Activate.
  7. Complete the payment as prompted.
    After you pay for the order, the billing method of the cluster is switched from pay-as-you-go to subscription.

Switch the billing method of a Logstash cluster from pay-as-you-go to subscription

  1. Log on to the Elasticsearch console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Logstash Clusters.
  4. On the Logstash Clusters page, find the Logstash cluster whose billing method you want to switch and perform one of the following operations:
    • In the Actions column, choose More > Switch to Subscription.
    • Click the ID of the cluster in the Cluster ID/Name column. On the Basic Information page, click Switch to Subscription.
  5. On the Confirm Order page, select a purchase cycle.
    You can purchase a cluster on a monthly basis. You must select at least one month for the purchase cycle.
  6. Read the terms of service, select Logstash (Subscription) Terms of Service, and then click Buy Now.
  7. Complete the payment as prompted.
    After you pay for the order, the billing method of the cluster is switched from pay-as-you-go to subscription.