Alibaba Cloud provides Application Load Balancer (ALB) resource plans to offset the instance fees and Load Balancer Capacity Unit (LCU) fees in your ALB service. Compared with the pay-as-you-go billing method, ALB resource plans are more cost-effective. The topic describes how to purchase an ALB resource plan and how to view the usage details of a resource plan.

Purchase an ALB resource plan

  1. Log on to the ALB resource plan buy page.
  2. On the ALB Service Plan (International Site) page, select the region, size, quantity, activation time, and validity period based on your business requirements and click Buy Now.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the payment.

View the usage details about ALB resource plans

  1. Log on to the ALB console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose ALB > ALB Resource Plan.
  3. On the ALB Resource Plan page, click View Resource Plans.
  4. On the Manage Reserved Instances page, you can view the basic information and usage details about your ALB service plans.
    • On the Instances tab, you can view the following information about an ALB resource plan: owner account, region, ID, size, unused quota, activation time, and expiration time.
      • In the upper-right corner of the resource plan list, click Set Threshold Alert to set threshold-based alerts for resource plans.
      • In the upper-right corner of the resource plan list, click Custom Column Options to customize the columns displayed.
      • In the upper-right corner of the resource plan list, click Export to export and download the list.
    • Click the Details tab to view the usage details about ALB resource plans.
      • You can filter usage details by Deduction Time, Resource Instance ID, or Deducted Instance ID.
      • In the upper-right corner of the details list, click Custom Column Options to customize the columns displayed.
      • In the upper-right corner of the details list, click Export to export and download the list.