This topic describes the limits that apply when you use dedicated hosts.

The following table describes the limits that apply when you use dedicated hosts. In addition, the limits on Elastic Compute Service (ECS) resources also apply to ECS instances that are created on dedicated hosts. For more information, see Limits.
Limit Description Exception
Creation of dedicated hosts

Before you create dedicated hosts in mainland China, you must complete the real-name verification.

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Supported network types Virtual private cloud (VPC) is supported. For more information, see What is a VPC? None
Billing methods of dedicated hosts and ECS instances

You can create pay-as-you-go or subscription ECS instances on subscription dedicated hosts.

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Creation of subscription ECS instances on a subscription dedicated host

The expiration date of subscription ECS instances cannot be later than that of the dedicated host. None

Renewal of subscription ECS instances on a subscription dedicated host

The expiration date of subscription ECS instances cannot be later than that of the dedicated host. If the auto-renewal period of subscription ECS instances do not meet this requirement, the auto-renewal fails. None
Switch of the billing method of ECS instances on a dedicated host from pay-as-you-go to subscription

The expiration date of subscription ECS instances cannot be later than that of the dedicated host.

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Change of the billing method of dedicated hosts None. None
Migration of ECS instances between a shared host and a dedicated host

Only pay-as-you-go ECS instances can be migrated. Both subscription ECS instances and preemptible instances cannot be migrated.

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Migration of ECS instances between different dedicated hosts You can migrate ECS instances only between the same type of dedicated hosts. The dedicated hosts must belong to the same Alibaba Cloud account. ECS instances that run on local SSD hosts cannot be migrated. For more information about dedicated host types, see Dedicated host types. None