Billing solution for Microsoft Azure Stack allows the administrator to set credits for the tenants. There are five types of credits, they are as follows:
Subscription Credit (Not Available at present)
Among the five types of credits ‘Recurring Credit’ and ‘One-time’ credit can be set while creating or editing a pricing profile. ‘User Credit’ is set for each user (tenant), ‘Unit Credit’ is set at the metered resource pricing level and ‘Subscription Credit’ is set for each subscription.
Note: For ‘Recurring Credit’, ‘One-time credit’ and ‘Subscription credit’ to work, ‘Error! Reference source not found.’ Has to be enabled from Settings → Product Features tab.
‘Unit Credit’ can be applied only to subscriptions that is charged as ‘Pay-As-You-Go’.
Recurring credit is a credit amount that is given as discount for every month to the users who register for Billing service in their subscription.
As the name indicates one-time credit expires over a period. Any tenant who subscribe for this offer gets a discount for a number of days from the date of registering the Billing service.
Billing solution allows the admin to set credits for individual users. Credits can be set to user irrespective of the number of subscriptions that is been registered against the Billing service.
Unit credit is given for the meters of resource while configuring a ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ pricing profile.
These credits are specific to subscription and are not dependent on any plan or pricing profile. It can be given in four different ways:
Recurring Monthly Credit
Recurring credit is a credit amount that is given as discount for every month to the subscription. For the first month alone, the credit amount will be prorated from the date of registering the Billing service.
Recurring Monthly Credit in Percentage
Recurring credit in Percentage is like ‘Recurring Credit’, the only difference is that credit amount computation. For ‘Recurring Credit’ the specified amount will be directly applied to the subscription but for ‘Recurring Credit in Percentage’, the credit amount will be calculated as given credit percent of total cost of the subscription. For e.g. If given credit percent = 5 and total cost = 100, then credit amount of 5 will be applied to subscription.
One-time credit is a credit amount that is given as discount to the subscription for one time only.
One-Time Credit in Percentage
The One-Time Credit in Percentage is like ‘One-Time Credit’ but the credit calculation is different for both. For ‘One-Time Credit’ the specified amount will be directly applied to the subscription but for ‘‘One-Time Credit in Percentage’, the credit amount will be computed same as ‘Recurring Monthly Credit in Percentage’