Sets one or more subscription instances to the automatic renewal status. To reduce the maintenance workload when an instance expires, you can set automatic renewal for subscription ECS instances.


Before you call this operation, make sure that you have fully understood the billing methods and pricing schedule of ECS.

  • The payment for automatic renewal is first made at 08:00:00 (UTC+8) nine days before the instance expires.
  • If payment fails for the first time, this process repeats itself each day until the payment is made or the instance is locked after the nine-day period ends. You must confirm that your payment account has sufficient balance or credit.


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Request parameters

Name Type Required Example Description
InstanceId String Yes i-instance1,i-instance2

The ID of the instance. A maximum of 100 instance IDs can be entered at a time. Separate multiple instance IDs with commas (,).

RegionId String Yes cn-hangzhou

The region ID of the instance. You can call the DescribeRegions operation to view the latest region list.

Action String No ModifyInstanceAutoRenewAttribute

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to ModifyInstanceAutoRenewAttribute.

AutoRenew Boolean No true

Indicates whether to enable automatic renewal. Default value: false.

Duration Integer No 2

The automatic renewal period.

  • PeriodUnitIf it is set to Year, Duration can be {"1", "2", "3 "}.
  • PeriodUnitIf it is set to Month, Duration can be {"1", "2", "3", "6", "12 "}.
PeriodUnit String No Week

The unit of Period. Default value: month. Valid values:

  • Month.
  • Year.
RenewalStatus String No AutoRenewal

Indicates whether to renew the instance. RenewalStatus has a higher priority than AutoRenew. If RenewalStatus is not specified, the value of AutoRenew is used by default. Valid values:

  • AutoRenewal: enables automatic renewal.
  • Normal: disables automatic renewal.
  • NotRenewal: No renewal is used. The system no longer sends an expiration reminder, but sends only a non-renewal reminder three days before the expiration date. For an instance for which no renewal is used, you can change its automatic renewal status to Normal. Then you can manually renew it or set it to automatic renewal.

Response parameters

Name Type Example Description
RequestId String 473469C7-AA6F-4DC5-B3DB-A3DC0DE3C83E

The request ID.


Sample requests
&<Common request parameters>

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Error codes

HTTP status code Error code Error message Description
403 MissingParameter.InstanceId InstanceId should not be null. The error message returned when InstanceId is not specified.
403 InvalidParameter.InvalidInstanceId %s The error message returned when the specified InstanceId is invalid.
403 IncorrectInstanceStatus The current status of the resource does not support this operation. The error message returned when the operation is not supported while the resource is in the current state.
403 InvalidParameter.Duration %s The error message returned when the Duration parameter is invalid.
403 InvalidParameter.RenewalStatus %s The error message returned when the RenewalStatus parameter is invalid.
403 InvalidPeriodUnit.ValueNotSupported The specified parameter “Period” is not valid. The error message returned when the specified PeriodUnit is invalid.

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