Volumes Landing Page

Eucalyptus offers persistent storage that you can attach to a running instance. These elastic block storage (EBS) volumes persist autonomously from the running life of an instance. After you attach a block volume to an instance, you can use it like any other physical hard drive. This screen allows you to view a list of your volumes, create new volumes, attach and detach volumes to a running instance, and delete volumes. Use the scroll bar to view additional volumes not in the browser's current view.


To access this page from the dashboard, click Volumes from the left navigation bar under STORAGE or click the Volumes icon (cloud with cylinder) from the Volumes tile:

Volumes icons

Change the Information Displayed

A variety of ways to display information is available from this page.

You can use the search feature to display only information important to you; and use the sort and views to manipulate how the information is displayed:
  • Change the view. You can toggle between the table view and the grid view by clicking the appropriate icon next to the View label at the top right of the screen.
  • Sort the list. In the table view, sort the list by name using the arrow icon next to the NAME column to toggle between ascending and descending sort order.
  • Search and filter. To perform a simple search/filter, type some search text into the search text box above the list.

Create a Volume

  1. From the dashboard, locate the Volumes tile and click Create volume.
  2. From the Volumes landing page, click the CREATE NEW VOLUME button near the top of the page.
The Create new volume page opens.

For additional information on completing that page, refer to the instructions provided in its Help content.

View Details of a Volume

Several items in the volumes list allow you to click on them to see more detailed information, such as an object associated with it.

To see more details about a volume, or an object associated with it:
  1. Click the name/ID in the list of volumes to display detailed information about the selected volume.
  2. In the Actions column, click the action icon (・・・) for the volume you want to view and select View details.
    The details page for the selected volume opens.
  3. To view the details of the instance associated with a particular volume, if applicable, click the instance ID that displays under the volume's Instance column.
  4. To view the details of the snapshots associated with a particular volume, click the number that displays under the volume's Snapshots column.


Two Action operations are available from the Volumes landing page:

  • The More Actions button
  • The action icon (・・・)
  1. The More Actions button above the list of volumes has a context menu that allow you to apply an action to a particular volume or multiple volumes.
    1. Select one volume and the View details, Detach from instance , Manage snapshots, and the View monitoring options are available.
    2. Select multiple volumes from the list and the Attach from instance, Detach from instance, and the Delete options are available.
  2. Click the action icon (・・・) from the Actions column of a corresponding entry in the volumes list, and the following action(s) can be performed:
    1. View details. Displays more information about the selected volume.
    2. Manage snapshots. Brings up a page that allows you to view, add, and delete snapshots for a volume.
    3. Monitor. Opens the monitoring details that include information about CloudWatch alarms and metrics associated with that particular volume.
    4. Attach to instance. Allows you to attach the volume to a running instance.
      Note: This menu option will not appear if the volume is already attached to an instance.
    5. Detach from instance. Allows you to detach the volume from a running instance.
      Note: This menu option will not appear if the volume is not attached to an instance.
    6. Delete volume. Allows you to delete the selected volume.
      Note: This menu option will not appear if the volume is attached to an instance. You must first detach the volume from the instance before you are able to delete the volume.