After you create a pay-as-you-go Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster or Logstash cluster, you can change its billing method to subscription. This allows you to reserve resources in advance and obtain savings over pay-as-you-go. This topic describes how to change the billing method of an Elasticsearch cluster or a Logstash cluster from pay-as-you-go to subscription.

Prerequisites

The cluster whose billing method you want to change meets the following requirements:
  • The cluster belongs to your Alibaba Cloud account.
  • The cluster does not have an unpaid order for a billing method change.

    If the cluster has such an unpaid order, you must cancel the unpaid order and place another order to change the billing method.

  • The cluster is in a normal state.
  • The cluster does not contain data nodes with one or two vCPUs and 2 GiB of memory.
    Notice Data nodes with one or two vCPUs and 2 GiB of memory may affect the performance stability of clusters. Therefore, Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch no longer provides data nodes with these specifications since May 2021. Existing data nodes with these specifications can still be used. If your cluster contains data nodes with these specifications, we recommend that you upgrade the data nodes at the earliest opportunity. For more information, see Upgrade the configuration of a cluster.

Change 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 the resource group to which the cluster whose billing method you want to change belongs and the region where the cluster resides. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elasticsearch Clusters again.
  4. On the page that appears, find the cluster whose billing method you want to change 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 Switch to Subscription page, select a subscription period.
    You can purchase a cluster on a monthly basis. You must select at least one month as the subscription period.
  6. Read the terms of service, select Elasticsearch (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 changed from pay-as-you-go to subscription.

Change 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 the region where the desired cluster resides.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Logstash Clusters.
  4. On the page that appears, find the cluster whose billing method you want to change 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 Switch to Subscription page, select a subscription period.
    You can purchase a cluster on a monthly basis. You must select at least one month as the subscription period.
  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 changed from pay-as-you-go to subscription.