Last updated: 2020-12-08 09:41:54


    Reserved instance (RI) is a billing discount applied to the use of pay-as-you-go CVM instances under your account. These CVM instances must exactly match attributes of the RI you purchased to benefit from the billing discount during the RI term. RI provide you with a significant discount compared to pay-as-you-go billing.


    • RI is currently in beta. Prices published here are for reference only. Refer to your bills for final prices. Contact sales if you need further help.

    • Currently, RIs are non-refundable.

    • Configurations of an RI cannot be changed after purchase. The RI billing discount will no longer apply to the matched instance if you change its configurations.

    • The RI billing discount will still apply to matched CVM instances even after they are proactively or forcibly shut down.

    Release schedule

    Currently, RIs are only offered to beta users. To use it, submit an application to be an RI beta user.


    • Region: the physical location of an IDC, such as Silicon Valley.
    • Availability zone: a Tencent Cloud IDC with independent power supply and network in the above region, such as Silicon Valley Zone 1.
    • Instance type: a Tencent Cloud CVM instance family type, such as Standard.
    • Specification: RI specifications, such as S4.SMALL.
    • Operating system: Linux OS


    The pay-as-you-go CVM instances must exactly match RI attributes to benefit from the billing discount during the RI term.

    Concept comparison

    Item RI Pay-as-you-go instance
    Concept A discount for pay-as-you-go instances. An instance purchased using the pay-as-you-go billing option, i.e., a running virtual machine.
    Usage RIs cannot be used separately; instead, it can only be used with matched pay-as-you-go instances to offset part of the pay-as-you-go bill. CVMs can be managed and configured independently as a simple web server or as part of a powerful cloud solution together with other Tencent Cloud products.

    Use limits

    To check availability zones that support RIs, please use the DescribeReservedInstancesOfferings API.

    Operating system: currently, RI only supports Linux CVM instances.

    Payment method: there are three payment options, namely All Upfront, Partial Upfront, and No Upfront.

    Terms: 1 year

    Quota: each user can have up to 20 RIs in one availability zone.