In this blog, I tried to describe the procedure for connecting additional storage(EBS Volume) to Windows Server 2019 and mounting it
EBS is the block storage that can be attached to an AWS instance and used as a virtual hard disk. An EBS volume can be up to 16TB in size. EBS disk can only be attached to a single instance at a time EBS volume can be used as a boot volume EBS volume and its contents can be retained long after a virtual machine has been retired and de-provisioned.
Procedure for creating new EBS Volume
You can create an EBS-based storage volume by logging into the AWS console and navigating to Elastic Block Store | Volumes 1. Click on Create Volume button
- In Create Volume window: a. volume type: specify the type of underlying physical storage that you want to use. b.size: the size of the volume can be between 1GB and 16TB. c.availability zone: This setting essentially determines where in the world the volume will physically reside. d.snapshot ID: if you want to create the volume based on an existing snapshot need to specify the id. e.encryption: if you want to encrypt use a simple checkbox to encrypt the volume.
3. Click the Create button and the volume will be created. 4. To link the volume to an instance, right-click on the volume and choose the Attach Volume command from the shortcut menu
5. Attached Volume dialogue box a.instance ID: b.you will also have to provide a device ID for the volume
Procedure for mounting new EBS volume in windows instance
- Right-click the Windows mark at the bottom left of the desktop screen-> select Disk Management.
- Initialize Disk screen: Select the partition style of MBR (Master Boot Record) / GPT (GUID Partition Table) -> Select “OK”.This section explains the difference between MBR (Master Boot Record) and GPT (GUID Partition Table).
■ MBR (Master Boot Record) ・ Maximum disk size is limited to 2TB ・ Up to 4 partitions can be divided
■ GPT (GUID Partition Table) ・ Maximum disk size capacity can support 2TB or more ・ Up to 128 partitions can be divided
- Right-click on “Unallocated” -> select “New Simple Volume”.
- Start New Simple Volume Wizard: Select Next.
- Volume size specification screen: Specify volume size-> Select “Next”.
- Drive letter or path assignment screen: Specify any drive letter -> Select Next.
- Format Partition screen: Select “Format this volume with the following settings”.
- New Simple Volume Wizard Screen: Select Finish.
- Check the volume label and volume size of the added storage.
For Mounting on Amazon Linux 2 Instance follow this blog
I hope this blog may help someone to configure a new volume in windows instance