Managing Instance Volumes Using EBS

Lab Steps

Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
Create an EC2 instance with an additional EBS
Create a new EBS volume
Attach and Detach an EBS volume
Connecting to a Remote Shell Using an SSH Connection
Create a filesystem on an EBS Volume
Create an EBS snapshot

The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths

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Learn to manage the storage space of your EC2 instance using Amazon EBS

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block-level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. Each Amazon EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Availability Zone to protect you from component failure. This provides high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes offer consistent, low-latency performance needed to run your workloads.

During this lab, you will learn to create an EC2 instance with an additional EBS volume. You will learn to attach and detach an EBS to/from a specific EC2 instance, take a snapshot, and master how to delete a volume.


August 19th, 2019 - Updated the instructions of some of the lab steps to improve clarity

January 28th, 2019 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to improve clarity and to match the latest AWS experience

December 5th, 2018 - Added a validation lab step to check the work you perform in the lab

About the Author


Antonio is an IT Manager and a software and infrastructure Engineer with 15 years of experience in designing, implementing and deploying complex webapps.

He has a deep knowledge of the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards and of several programming languages (Python, PHP, Java, Scala, JS).

Antonio has also been using and designing cloud infrastructures for five years, using both public and private cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Openstack and Vmware vSphere).

During his past working experiences, he designed and managed large web clusters, also developing a service orchestrator for providing automatic scaling, self-healing and a Disaster Recovery Strategy.

Antonio is currently the Labs Product Manager and a Senior DevOps Engineer at Cloud Academy; his main goal is providing the best learn-by-doing experience possible taking care of the Cloud Academy Labs platform.