Reservation Expiration Alert

Replacing Reserved Instances promptly as they expire is critical to maximizing cost savings, but it can take time to review purchase plans and get approvals. The Reservation Expiration Alert gives you advance notice of pending expirations, so you have time to organize your replacement purchase.

This section walks you through how to:

Configure the Reservation Expiration Alert
Define the Scope of the Reserved Instances to Include
Define the Thresholds for Alerting
Define the Reservation Expiration Alert Actions to Take
Configure the General Reservation Expiration Alert Policy Options
Customize the Reservation Expiration Alert Policy
Actions Taken by the Reservation Expiration Alert Policy
Notify Users on How to Use the Reservation Expiration Alert Policy

Configure the Reservation Expiration Alert

To configure the Instance Rightsizing Policy:

1. From the Policies screen, select the appropriate policy and click Apply.
2. Select the options to configure the policy.

Define the Scope of the Reserved Instances to Include

To define the scope of the Reserved Instances to include:

Determine which resources to evaluate for the policy by clicking Select Accounts to specify the list of accounts to evaluate.

Define the Thresholds for Alerting

Having defined a scope, you will need to set a number of days prior to the expiration date to receive an alert.

Define the Reservation Expiration Alert Actions to Take

To define the Reservation Expiration Alert actions to take:

Perform the following action.

Configure users to be notified: Specify the list of recipients who should receive the expiration alert notifications. Add as many recipients as you like to the Email addresses of the recipients you wish to notify field. They do not need to be registered as Optima users.

Configure the General Reservation Expiration Alert Policy Options

To configure the general Reservation Expiration Alert Policy options:

Set the following standard policy configuration options when the Reservation Expiration Alert Policy is applied.

Frequency for policy to run: Specify the frequency the policy will perform the checks, such as weekly, daily, hourly, or every 15 minutes.
Fully automated vs approval required: Specify at the time when applied whether the policy will take action after user approval versus automatically without user intervention. Please see the Skip Action Approvals documentation.

Note:This is a reporting-only policy, so the Skip Action Approvals toggle will have no effect.

Customize the Reservation Expiration Alert Policy

To customize the Reservation Expiration Alert Policy:

Policy designers can customize the Reservation Expiration Alert Policy definition as they choose.

Actions Taken by the Reservation Expiration Alert Policy

The Reservation Expiration Alert Policy will send out an email notification alerting of any Reserved Instances (RIs) expiring within the specified number of days.