Working with Amazon EBS Multi-Attach


This lesson discusses Multi-Attach, a feature of the Amazon Elastic Block Store which allows multiple instances to access the same volume. You'll get introduced to the feature and learn what it is including its operational features and its restrictions.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a solid understanding of EBS Multi-Attach
  • Learn how to allow multiple instances access to the same volume
  • Understand the features and restrictions of the Multi-Attach service

Intended Audience

This lesson is for anyone who already has a basic understanding of EBS and EC2 and now wants to learn about the Multi-Attach feature within EBS.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have an understanding of EBS and EC2. If you are unfamiliar with these services, please take our lesson Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) as well as this lecture on Amazon EC2.


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