Lab 7 (Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS))

This lab will introduces you to Amazon Elastic Block Store and how to use it using the AWS management Console.

In this qwiklab you will learn:

  • How to create an EBS volume in the Amazon Management Console
  • how to add an EBS volum to an Instance
  • How to snapshot an EBS volume.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block 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, offering high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes – all while paying a low price for only what you provision.

Note: The price varies according to the EBS Volume services. If you are using a free tier up to a certain level you can use it free for an one year

Now lets create Elastic Block Store Volume.

To create an EBS click on services and select EC2 

1

From the navigation pane click on volumes. Click on create volume.

2

In the create volume, the Volume Type should be General Purpose (SSD), Size: 1GB , Availability zone should match the zone where you noted. click on Create.

3

To add an EBS volume to an instance you should wait till the status says Available. when your EBS is available select it.

4

Click on Actions and from the drop down list, click Attach Volume.

5

click on Instance and select the running instance and click Attach.

6

To create a Snapshot you should detach the volume. to detach right click on the volume and click on Force detach volume.

7

Click Yes,Detach.

8

right click on the volume again and click on create Snapshot.

9

In the name box, type ebslab, in the description box type lab elb volume snapshot. click create.

10

click on close.

11

go to the navigation pane and click on snapshots and right click on the snapshot you created earlier and click on create volume.

12

Volume type: Provisioned IOPS(SSD)
Size: 10GB
leave iops with the default value and for the availability zone select the AZ you noted earlier. click on create.

13

click on close.

14

Go to Volumes again to check the newly created volume.

15

Conclusion

By the end of this lab you know:

  • How to create an EBS volume in the Amazon Management Console
  • how to add an EBS volum to an Instance
  • How to snapshot an EBS volume.
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