EbsBlockDevice - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Describes a block device for an EBS volume.


DeleteOnTermination (request), deleteOnTermination (response)

Indicates whether the EBS volume is deleted on instance termination. For more information, see Preserving Amazon EBS volumes on instance termination in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Encrypted (request), encrypted (response)

Indicates whether the encryption state of an EBS volume is changed while being restored from a backing snapshot. The effect of setting the encryption state to true depends on the volume origin (new or from a snapshot), starting encryption state, ownership, and whether encryption by default is enabled. For more information, see Amazon EBS encryption in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

In no case can you remove encryption from an encrypted volume.

Encrypted volumes can only be attached to instances that support Amazon EBS encryption. For more information, see Supported instance types.

This parameter is not returned by DescribeImageAttribute.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Iops (request), iops (response)

The number of I/O operations per second (IOPS). For gp3, io1, and io2 volumes, this represents the number of IOPS that are provisioned for the volume. For gp2 volumes, this represents the baseline performance of the volume and the rate at which the volume accumulates I/O credits for bursting.

The following are the supported values for each volume type:

  • gp3: 3,000-16,000 IOPS

  • io1: 100-64,000 IOPS

  • io2: 100-64,000 IOPS

For io1 and io2 volumes, we guarantee 64,000 IOPS only for Instances built on the Nitro System. Other instance families guarantee performance up to 32,000 IOPS.

This parameter is required for io1 and io2 volumes. The default for gp3 volumes is 3,000 IOPS. This parameter is not supported for gp2, st1, sc1, or standard volumes.

Type: Integer

Required: No

KmsKeyId (request), KmsKeyId (response)

Identifier (key ID, key alias, ID ARN, or alias ARN) for a customer managed CMK under which the EBS volume is encrypted.

This parameter is only supported on BlockDeviceMapping objects called by RunInstances, RequestSpotFleet, and RequestSpotInstances.

Type: String

Required: No

OutpostArn (request), outpostArn (response)

The ARN of the Outpost on which the snapshot is stored.

This parameter is only supported on BlockDeviceMapping objects called by CreateImage.

Type: String

Required: No

SnapshotId (request), snapshotId (response)

The ID of the snapshot.

Type: String

Required: No

Throughput (request), throughput (response)

The throughput that the volume supports, in MiB/s.

This parameter is valid only for gp3 volumes.

Valid Range: Minimum value of 125. Maximum value of 1000.

Type: Integer

Required: No

VolumeSize (request), volumeSize (response)

The size of the volume, in GiBs. You must specify either a snapshot ID or a volume size. If you specify a snapshot, the default is the snapshot size. You can specify a volume size that is equal to or larger than the snapshot size.

The following are the supported volumes sizes for each volume type:

  • gp2 and gp3:1-16,384

  • io1 and io2: 4-16,384

  • st1 and sc1: 125-16,384

  • standard: 1-1,024

Type: Integer

Required: No

VolumeType (request), volumeType (response)

The volume type. For more information, see Amazon EBS volume types in the Amazon EC2 User Guide. If the volume type is io1 or io2, you must specify the IOPS that the volume supports.

Type: String

Valid Values: standard | io1 | io2 | gp2 | sc1 | st1 | gp3

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: