AWS Marketplace
Subscribers Guide

Subscribing to an AMI Private Offer

The panes and configuration options available for your AMI private offer depend on the contract that you negotiate. The following image shows the private offer page layout for AMI private offers and a brief description of each of the areas that you might negotiate with the product vendor.


        AMI Private Offer Page Layout

Pane Description

Vendor name and product

This is the name of the vendor and the product that the private offer is for. On the right is the configuration button for the product. The Configuration button is dimmed until you accept the terms of the private offer.

Page guidance

This area has guidance for completing the tasks on this page and accepting the private offer.

Terms and conditions

This pane has the following key pieces of information:

  • In the upper left is the name of the private offer and a flag indicating that this is a private offer.

  • Below that is a notification for accepting the terms of the private offer and the button that you use to accept the private offer.

  • Below that is the offer expiration date, as well as the instance pricing that you negotiated.

  • Next is the end user license agreement (EULA). You can download it or view it on your screen.

Contract terms

This pane shows the number of days that the contract lasts and the start and end date of the contract.

Additional private offers

On the right are thumbnails of any other private offers that you have from this vendor for this product.

Important

The Configuration button is dimmed until you review the contents of the page and choose Accept Terms.

After you have reviewed and agreed with all of the details for your private offer, choose Accept Terms. Choose Continue to Configuration to accept the private offer and continue to the configuration process for your AMI.

Note

If you're negotiating a bring-your-own-license model (BYOL) contract, you need to complete some manual steps. You must work with the ISV or your channel partner to sign a custom transaction form (CTF) that describes the pricing, terms, and payment schedule. The form is routed to AWS Marketplace for processing. The form gives us permission to subscribe to the AMI BYOL product on your behalf. After the subscription is complete, we send you an email notification. You can then view the subscription on the AWS Marketplace console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/marketplace.

Steps to Subscribe to an AMI Private Offer

You must accept the private offer on the AWS Marketplace website. You can't accept it on the AWS Marketplace console or the Amazon EC2 console.

To accept the private offer

  1. Verify that you're viewing the correct private offer. The vendor can create multiple private offers to you for their product. Any additional private offers appear in the additional private offers pane. Validate that the offer that you want to accept appears as Viewing This Offer.

  2. Verify that the offer expiration date and the pricing information are what you negotiated for the private offer. If they aren't, verify that you're viewing the correct private offer.

  3. Download the EULA and verify that it's what you negotiated for the private offer.

  4. In the contract terms pane, verify that the terms for the private offer are what you negotiated.

  5. After you have verified the details for the private offer, in the terms and conditions pane, choose Accept Terms. When you do so, you don't incur any charges. Charges for AMI usage are consumption-based, so you're billed as you use the AMI.

  6. To accept the private offer, choose Continue to Subscribe. A message appears, stating that your request is being processed.

When you're ready to configure the AMI, choose Continue to Configuration. You must complete the subscription process for each use of the product.

Steps to Subscribe to an Annual AMI Private Offer

You must accept the private offer on the AWS Marketplace website. You can't accept it on the AWS Marketplace console or the Amazon EC2 console.

Note

The process to accept a private offer with a flexible payment schedule uses this process. The schedule is presented as part of the review and acceptance process.

To accept the annual private offer

  1. Verify that you're viewing the correct private offer. The vendor can create multiple private offers to you for their product. Any additional private offers appear in the additional private offers pane. Validate that the offer that you want to accept appears as Viewing This Offer.

    Note

    In many cases, the payer account isn't the account that uses the product. We recommend that you launch the product manually rather than selecting the one-click option if you accept the offer using the payer account.

  2. Verify that the offer expiration date and the pricing information are what you negotiated for the private offer. If they aren't, verify that you're viewing the correct private offer.

  3. Download the EULA and verify that it's what you negotiated for the private offer.

  4. In the contract terms pane, verify that the terms for the private offer are what you negotiated.

  5. After you have verified the details for the private offer, in the terms and conditions pane, choose Accept Terms. When you do so, you don't incur any charges. Charges for AMI usage are consumption-based, so you're billed as you use the AMI.

  6. Choose View options.

  7. In the Annual License pane, for Instance Type, choose the instance type that you want. For Number of subscriptions, enter the number of subscriptions that you want to purchase and then choose Add.

    Note

    Optionally, you can add additional instance types during this step.

  8. The total prices of the contract appear in the upper-right portion of the screen. After you verify the information, choose Purchase to purchase the subscription.

  9. In the Confirm annual subscription purchase dialog box, choose Confirm order.

When you're ready to configure the AMI, choose Continue to Configuration. You must complete the subscription process for each use of the product.

Steps to Subscribe to a Custom Duration or Multi-Year AMI Private Offer

You must accept the private offer on the AWS Marketplace website. You can't accept it on the You can't accept it on the AWS Marketplace console or the Amazon EC2 console.

To accept the annual private offer

  1. Sign in to your AWS account the offer was made to and verify that you're viewing the correct private offer. The vendor can create multiple private offers to you for their product. Any additional private offers appear in the additional private offers pane. Check that the offer that you want to accept appears under Your Current Terms.

    Note

    In many cases, the payer account isn't the account that uses the product. We recommend that if you accept the offer using the payer account, you launch the product manually rather than choosing the one-click option.

  2. Verify that the offer details are what you negotiated for the private offer, and then choose Accept Terms. If they aren't, verify that you're viewing the correct private offer.

  3. On the Subscribe to this software page, under Instance type, choose from the list of available instance types. Under Quantity, choose the number of licenses.

  4. Review your selections, and when you are satisfied, choose Create Contract, and then choose Confirm.

When you're ready to configure the AMI, choose Continue to Configuration. You must complete the subscription process for each use of the product.