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Attaches an Amazon EBS volume to a running instance and exposes it to the instance with the specified device name.
For a list of supported device names, see Attaching the Volume to an Instance. Any device names that aren't reserved for instance store volumes can be used for Amazon EBS volumes. For more information, see Amazon EC2 Instance Store.
If a volume has an AWS Marketplace product code:
The volume can only be attached to the root device of a stopped instance.
You must be subscribed to the AWS Marketplace code that is on the volume.
The configuration (instance type, operating system) of the instance must support that specific AWS Marketplace code. For example, you cannot take a volume from a Windows instance and attach it to a Linux instance.
AWS Marketplace product codes are copied from the volume to the instance.
The ID of the Amazon EBS volume. The volume and instance must be within the same Availability Zone.
The ID of the instance. The instance must be running.
The device name as exposed to the instance (e.g., /dev/sdh, or xvdh).
The following elements are returned in an
The ID of the request.
The ID of the volume.
The ID of the instance.
The device name as exposed to the instance (for example, /dev/sdh, or xvdh).
The volume state.
The time stamp when the attachment initiated.
This example attaches volume
vol-1a2b3c4d to instance
i-1a2b3c4d and exposes it as
information on standard storage locations, see the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=AttachVolume &VolumeId=vol-1a2b3c4d &InstanceId=i-1a2b3c4d &Device=/dev/sdh &AUTHPARAMS
<AttachVolumeResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2013-02-01/"> <requestId>59dbff89-35bd-4eac-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <volumeId>vol-1a2b3c4d</volumeId> <instanceId>i-1a2b3c4d</instanceId> <device>/dev/sdh</device> <status>attaching</status> <attachTime>YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.000Z</attachTime> </AttachVolumeResponse>