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    How do I use the purchased capacity?

    If you order 600 VM units of capacity, you can use the capacity in either of the following ways:

    • Flexible Capacity—Enables you to schedule your VM units whenever you want until they are all used. For example, you could use 10 VM units on day 1, 50 VM units on day 2, 0 VM units on day 3, and so on. You could even build a very large topology that uses 600 VM units and run it for a single day.
    • Priority Reservation Capacity—Enables you to use a constant number of VMs every day. For example, you can use 20 VMs every day for 30 days.

    Flexible Capacity is the most common use case, giving customers the most options on consumption. Priority Reservation is useful for customers who want steady, metered access.

    If you order annual plan capacity, you can use the capacity as rarely or as often as you want. You do not need to make a reservation as long as there is sufficient capacity.

    Published: 2013-02-09