Can I schedule my EC2 Reserved Instance to renew automatically?

Last updated: 2019-08-05

I have an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Reserved Instance (RI) that expires soon. Can I schedule my EC2 RI to renew automatically?

Resolution

It's not possible to schedule an EC2 RI to renew automatically. To view your active RIs and see when they expire, check the Amazon EC2 console. You can set reservation expiration alerts to remind you when your RIs are about to expire.

Note: Reservation expiration alerts don't automatically renew RIs, or purchase new RIs for you.

EC2 RIs impact only the price of EC2 instances on your account. When an EC2 RI expires, it doesn't cause any instances to shut down or terminate.