You can switch the billing method of a pay-as-you-go E-MapReduce (EMR) cluster to subscription. The subscription billing method allows you to reserve resources in advance and receive discounts. You cannot switch the billing method of a cluster from subscription to pay-as-you-go. This topic describes how to switch the billing method of a cluster from pay-as-you-go to subscription.

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.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Cluster Overview page.
    1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud EMR console.
    2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your cluster resides and select a resource group based on your business requirements.
    3. Click the Cluster Management tab.
    4. On the Cluster Management page, find your cluster and click Details in the Actions column.
  2. On the Cluster Overview page, choose Change Configuration > Switch to Subscription.
  3. In the Switch to Subscription dialog box, select an option from the Subscription Duration drop-down list.
  4. Read the terms of service and select E-MapReduce Service Terms.
  5. Click OK.
    The billing method of the cluster is switched to subscription. The subscription billing method applies to the entire cluster.