To create an EBS Volume you need to specify the following items:
The Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides persistent, high-performance, and high-availability block-level storage which you can attach to a running EC2 instance (in the same availability zone) in the form of volumes. There are two types of volumes you can create: Standard and Provisioned IOPS. A Standard volume is best suited for boot volumes and provides roughly 100 IOPS (Input/Output Per Second) on average. Provisioned IOPS volumes are designed to provide predictable, high performance I/O workloads that range up to 2,000 IOPS and are best suited for database workloads. Each EBS volume can be formatted and mounted as a file system. An EBS Volume can only be attached to a single instance at a time. Attach EBS Volumes to instances at run-time or boot-time. Multiple volumes can be mounted to the same instance. Take EBS Snapshots of a volume at a particular point in time and then create multiple volumes from a snapshot and place them into any zone. You can also see the lineage of a volume/snapshot to see when it was created, as well as any parent/child relationships.
Note: Changes to EBS Volumes, whether they are creations, attachments, detachments or deletions, often requires several minutes to take effect.Clouds > AWS Region > EBS Volumes > Index
The Lineage tab shows a chronological lineage of all created EBS volumes within the account. Select a volume to view a more detailed lineage report including attach/detach/snapshot actions.Clouds > AWS Region > EBS Volumes > Index > Lineage tab
An EBS Volume is a highly reliable and persistent storage volume that can be mounted to EC2 instances in the same availability zone.
The Lineage tab shows the lineage of a volume. You can see which snapshot the volume was originally created from, as well as a history of all snapshots and attach/detach actions.Clouds > AWS Region > EBS Volumes > Show > Lineage tab
The Snapshots tab shows the snapshot history of the volume. Delete unnecessary snapshots or create new volumes from one of the snapshots.Clouds > AWS Region > EBS Volumes > Show > Snapshots tab
The Info tab shows general information about the volume including its availability status (available, in-use) and attachment status (attached, not attached). You can also see if the volume was created from scratch or from an existing snapshot. Once a volume is created, its details cannot be edited. For example, you can't move an EBS volume into a different availability zone. If you want to make the volume available in a different availability zone you will need to create a snapshot of it and then create a volume from the snapshot in the desired availability zone.
Although you can only apply tags in the Dashboard, the tags of an EBS Volume will show up in a tag search issued from the API. A user will still need 'actor' user role privileges in a RightScale account in order to add/edit/delete a tag in the RightScale Dashboard.Clouds > AWS Region > EBS Volumes > Show > Info tab
The Servers tab shows the volume's current attachment settings. If the volume is currently attached to a server you can take a snapshot or detach the volume. You can also configure a volume so that it will automatically be attached to a server at boot time.Clouds > AWS Region > EBS Volumes > Show > Servers tab
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