Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2014-10-01)
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BlockDeviceMapping

Description

Describes a block device mapping.

Contents

DeviceName (request), deviceName (response)

The device name exposed to the instance (for example, /dev/sdh).

Type: String

Required: No

VirtualName (request), virtualName (response)

The virtual device name (ephemeral[0..3]). The number of available instance store volumes depends on the instance type. After you connect to the instance, you must mount the volume.

Constraints: For M3 instances, you must specify instance store volumes in the block device mapping for the instance. When you launch an M3 instance, we ignore any instance store volumes specified in the block device mapping for the AMI.

Type: String

Required: No

Ebs (request), ebs (response)

Parameters used to automatically set up Amazon EBS volumes when the instance is launched.

Type: EbsBlockDevice

Required: No

NoDevice (request), noDevice (response)

Suppresses the specified device included in the block device mapping of the AMI.

Type: String

Required: No