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Guided Lab: Managing Instance Volumes Using Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Description

In AWS, you can effortlessly attach and detach EBS volumes from one EC2 instance to another. This flexibility is great for things such as upgrading instances or moving data around without much hassle. It’s a handy feature for scaling your storage needs or handling system maintenance with minimal disruption.

Throughout this hands-on lab, you will gain experience in creating an EC2 instance with an additional EBS volume. You will learn to attach and detach an EBS to/from a specific EC2 instance and learn the process of volume deletion.

Prerequisites

To ensure successful completion of this lab, you must have prior experience in creating EC2 instances and be familiar with their essential components. If you feel that your knowledge in this area is insufficient, we highly recommend taking the following labs to gain the necessary understanding:

  • Creating an Amazon EC2 instance (Linux)
  • Creating an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) from an EBS-backed EC2 instance
  • Familiarity with basic Linux commands is beneficial but not required
  • Connecting to your EC2 instance using EC2 Instance Connect

Objectives

In this lab, you will:

  • Create an EC2 instance with an additional EBS volume.
  • Create a new EBS volume.
  • Attach and Detach an EBS volume