Subscriptions allow you to save money by committing to buy a certain amount of capacity for a defined period.

A subscription is not required to use VMware Cloud on AWS. Any usage of the service not covered by a subscription is charged the on-demand rate.

You cannot cancel, convert, or modify a subscription after you have ordered it.

Prerequisites

You must have funds associated with your My VMware account that you can use to pay for the subscription.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. Click Subscriptions ().
  3. Click Create Subscription.
    1. Select the region in which the subscription applies.
    2. Select the number of hosts you want as part of the subscription.
      The total number of subscribed hosts cannot be more than the maximum allowed for your organization.
  4. Click NEXT to choose subscription terms.
  5. Select a payment term and click NEXT.
    Option Description
    On-Demand Select this option to have your usage charged on an hourly basis based on consumption.
    1 Year Select a 1 year subscription term with one of the following options:
    • Select Pay Upfront to pay for the entire term in a single payment upfront.
    • Select Pay Monthly to pay for the term in monthly installments. You will be charged the monthly fee regardless of host usage.
    3 Year Select a 3 year subscription term with one of the following options:
    • Select Pay Upfront to pay for the entire term in a single payment upfront.
    • Select Pay Monthly to pay for the term in monthly installments. You will be charged the monthly fee regardless of host usage.
  6. Review the summary and click PLACE ORDER.

Results

You will receive a notification email indicating that your subscription order has been received. After the order has been processed, you will receive a second email notification letting you know either that your subscription is active, or that the subscription process failed. If the subscription failed, contact VMware support for assistance.