A resource plan is a type of subscription billing method that offers higher discounts than the pay-as-you-go billing method. Compared with a storage plan, a resource plan does not need to be bound to a file system. You can purchase multiple resource plans to offset the storage usage fees of multiple file systems. This topic describes how to purchase, renew, and upgrade a resource plan. This topic also describes how to view the remaining storage capacity of a resource plan.

Prerequisites

If you purchase a resource plan as a RAM user, you must grant the AliyunNASFullAccess permission on the NAS file system to the RAM user. For more information, see Perform access control based on RAM policies.

Usage notes

Purchase a resource plan

  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Plans.
  3. On the Resource Plans page, click Purchase Resource Plan.
  4. On the Storage Plan page, set the following parameters of a resource plan, and then click Buy Now.
    Parameter Description
    Resource Plan Type Select a resource plan type based on the storage class of your file system.
    • General-purpose NAS Resource Plan: offsets the storage usage fees of General-purpose NAS file systems.
    • Extreme NAS Resource Plan: offsets the storage usage fees of Extreme NAS file systems.
    Region Select the region where the resource plan resides.

    After you specify a region for a resource plan, you can use the resource plan to offset the storage fees of only the NAS file systems that reside in the same region.

    Base Capacity The quota of a General-purpose NAS resource plan. You can use the base capacity to deduct the storage usage fees of a General-purpose NAS file system.

    You can use the calculator feature provided by Alibaba Cloud to calculate the amount offset by the resource plans within your account in the current region. This way, you can select appropriate General-purpose or Extreme resource plans based on the current storage usage.

    Quantity Default value: 1.
    Duration Select a validity period for the resource plan.
  5. Check the resource plan settings, read and select NAS Resource Plan Terms of Service, and then click Pay.
  6. Confirm the order and click Buy.

Renew a resource plan

  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Plans.
  3. Find the resource plan that you want to renew and click Renew.
  4. On the Renew page, adjust the slider to select a duration.
  5. Check the resource plan settings, read and select NAS Resource Plan Terms of Service, and then click Pay.
  6. Confirm the order and click Buy.

Upgrade a resource plan

  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Plans.
  3. Find the resource plan that you want to upgrade and click Upgrade.
  4. On the Upgrade/Downgrade page, select a new base storage capacity to which you want to upgrade the resource plan.
  5. Check the resource plan settings, read and select NAS Resource Plan Terms of Service, and then click Pay.
  6. Confirm the order and click Buy.

View remaining capacity

  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Plans.
  3. On the Resource Plans page, click View Calculation Method.
    You can view the billed storage usage of General-purpose or Extreme NAS file systems and their resource plan usage. This way, you can select an appropriate resource plan to reduce costs.

View the usage details of resource plans.

  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Plans.
  3. On the Resource Plans page, click the Resource Plan Details tab.
  4. Enter search parameters in the Deducted Time and Resource Package Instance ID fields, and then click Search.
    You can query the used storage capacity and remaining storage capacity of each resource plan in the list.

OpenAPI

You can call API operations to manage your resource plans.
Note When you call an API operation, set the ProductCode request parameter to nas.

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