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AWS reserved instance AZ matching Cloud Formation AZ

When purchasing reserved instance, I had to choose availability zone (1 out of 3). In our Cloud Formation template we don't specify availability zone (seems like a right thing to do in case one AZ ...
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In AWS, does an hour of usage get charged just for an instance being in the “running” state?

When AWS documentation and pricing refer to "usage" does this simply mean "if the instance is on" instead of "if the instance is on and doing work". E.g., if I had an EC2 instance running but it was ...
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Are available reserved instance zones preferred when launching EC2 instance with “No preference” as availability zone?

We have bought some reserved EC2 instances in different availability zones in eu-west-1 region. When launching a new instance, via API or AWS control panel, we do usually set "No preference" as the ...
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EC2 Reserved Instances - Currently have micro what to do now?

I have been running with 2 micro on demand instances. I now want to convert one of the servers to a small instance. I have purchased a Windows small reserved instance in us-east-1b and it is now ...
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Connection in reserved instances is different the connection in instances on demand?

I purchased reserved instances and their state is "active", but I do not know how I am supposed to connect to those instances. Is connecting to reserved instances different from how you connect to ...
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EC2 Reserved Intance - What is the difference between Windows and Windows (Amazon VPC)?

When setting up a reserved instance, what is the difference between Windows and Windows (Amazon VPC)? Will I be able to use AMI's with either?
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Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances: “Heavy Utilization” clarification

Should be another easy one here, but I need clarification on what they define as "heavy utilization" for Reserved Instance types. From their Website: Heavy Utilization RIs – Heavy Utilization RIs ...