Managing Amazon EBS volumes on managed instances - Amazon Systems Manager
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Managing Amazon EBS volumes on managed instances

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides block level storage volumes for use with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. EBS volumes behave like raw, unformatted block devices. You can mount these volumes as devices on your instances.

You can use Fleet Manager, a capability of Amazon Systems Manager, to manage Amazon EBS volumes on your managed instances. For example, you can initialize an EBS volume, format a partition, and mount the volume to make it available for use.

Note

Fleet Manager currently supports Amazon EBS volume management for Windows Server instances only.

View EBS volume details

To view details for an EBS volume with Fleet Manager
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Fleet Manager.

    -or-

    If the Amazon Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( 
    The menu icon
  ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Fleet Manager in the navigation pane.

  3. Choose the button next to the managed instance for which you want to view EBS volume details.

  4. Choose View details.

  5. Choose Tools, EBS volumes.

  6. To view details for an EBS volume, choose its ID in the Volume ID column.

Initialize and format an EBS volume

To initialize and format an EBS volume with Fleet Manager
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Fleet Manager.

    -or-

    If the Amazon Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( 
    The menu icon
  ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Fleet Manager in the navigation pane.

  3. Choose the button next to the managed instance for which you want to initialize, format, and mount an EBS volume. You can only initialize an EBS volume if its disk is empty.

  4. Choose View details.

  5. In the Tools menu, choose EBS volumes.

  6. Choose the button next to the EBS volume you want to initialize and format.

  7. Choose Initialize and format.

  8. In Partition style, choose the partition style you want to use for the EBS volume.

  9. (Optional) Choose a Drive letter for the partition.

  10. (Optional) Enter a Partition name to identify the partition.

  11. Choose the File system to use to organize files and data stored in the partition.

  12. Choose Confirm to make the EBS volume available for use. You can't change the partition configuration from the Amazon Web Services Management Console after confirming, however, you can use SSH or RDP to log into the instance to change the partition configuration.