AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud CreateVolume API operation.

Syntax

New-EC2Volume
-SnapshotId <String>
-Size <Int32>
-AvailabilityZone <String>
-VolumeType <VolumeType>
-Encrypted <Boolean>
-Iops <Int32>
-KmsKeyId <String>
-TagSpecification <TagSpecification[]>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Creates an EBS volume that can be attached to an instance in the same Availability Zone. The volume is created in the regional endpoint that you send the HTTP request to. For more information see Regions and Endpoints. You can create a new empty volume or restore a volume from an EBS snapshot. Any AWS Marketplace product codes from the snapshot are propagated to the volume. You can create encrypted volumes. Encrypted volumes must be attached to instances that support Amazon EBS encryption. Volumes that are created from encrypted snapshots are also automatically encrypted. For more information, see Amazon EBS Encryption in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide. You can tag your volumes during creation. For more information, see Tagging Your Amazon EC2 Resources in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide. For more information, see Creating an Amazon EBS Volume in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Parameters

-AvailabilityZone <String>
The Availability Zone in which to create the volume.
Required?False
Position?3
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Encrypted <Boolean>
Specifies whether the volume should be encrypted. The effect of setting the encryption state to true depends on the volume origin (new or from a snapshot), starting encryption state, ownership, and whether encryption by default is enabled. For more information, see Encryption by Default in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.Encrypted Amazon EBS volumes must be attached to instances that support Amazon EBS encryption. For more information, see Supported Instance Types.
Required?False
Position?5
Accept pipeline input?False
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Iops <Int32>
The number of I/O operations per second (IOPS) to provision for the volume, with a maximum ratio of 50 IOPS/GiB. Range is 100 to 64,000 IOPS for volumes in most Regions. Maximum IOPS of 64,000 is guaranteed only on Nitro-based instances. Other instance families guarantee performance up to 32,000 IOPS. For more information, see Amazon EBS Volume Types in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.This parameter is valid only for Provisioned IOPS SSD (io1) volumes.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-KmsKeyId <String>
The identifier of the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master key (CMK) to use for Amazon EBS encryption. If this parameter is not specified, your AWS managed CMK for EBS is used. If KmsKeyId is specified, the encrypted state must be true.You can specify the CMK using any of the following:
  • Key ID. For example, key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab.
  • Key alias. For example, alias/ExampleAlias.
  • Key ARN. For example, arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:012345678910:key/abcd1234-a123-456a-a12b-a123b4cd56ef.
  • Alias ARN. For example, arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:012345678910:alias/ExampleAlias.
AWS authenticates the CMK asynchronously. Therefore, if you specify an ID, alias, or ARN that is not valid, the action can appear to complete, but eventually fails.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Size <Int32>
The size of the volume, in GiBs.Constraints: 1-16,384 for gp2, 4-16,384 for io1, 500-16,384 for st1, 500-16,384 for sc1, and 1-1,024 for standard. If you specify a snapshot, the volume size must be equal to or larger than the snapshot size.Default: If you're creating the volume from a snapshot and don't specify a volume size, the default is the snapshot size.At least one of Size or SnapshotId is required.
Required?False
Position?2
Accept pipeline input?False
-SnapshotId <String>
The snapshot from which to create the volume.At least one of Size or SnapshotId are required.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-TagSpecification <TagSpecification[]>
The tags to apply to the volume during creation.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
AliasesTagSpecifications
-VolumeType <VolumeType>
The volume type. This can be gp2 for General Purpose SSD, io1 for Provisioned IOPS SSD, st1 for Throughput Optimized HDD, sc1 for Cold HDD, or standard for Magnetic volumes.Defaults: If no volume type is specified, the default is standard in us-east-1, eu-west-1, eu-central-1, us-west-2, us-west-1, sa-east-1, ap-northeast-1, ap-northeast-2, ap-southeast-1, ap-southeast-2, ap-south-1, us-gov-west-1, and cn-north-1. In all other Regions, EBS defaults to gp2.
Required?False
Position?4
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the SnapshotId parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a Amazon.EC2.Model.Volume object. The service call response (type Amazon.EC2.Model.CreateVolumeResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> New-EC2Volume -Size 50 -AvailabilityZone us-west-2a -VolumeType gp2

Attachments : {}
AvailabilityZone : us-west-2a
CreateTime : 12/22/2015 1:42:07 AM
Encrypted : False
Iops : 150
KmsKeyId :
Size : 50
SnapshotId :
State : creating
Tags : {}
VolumeId : vol-12345678
VolumeType : gp2
This example creates the specified volume.

Example 2

PS C:\> $tag = @{ Key="stack"; Value="production" }

PS C:\> $tagspec = new-object Amazon.EC2.Model.TagSpecification
PS C:\> $tagspec.ResourceType = "volume"
PS C:\> $tagspec.Tags.Add($tag)

PS C:\> New-EC2Volume -Size 80 -AvailabilityZone "us-west-2a" -TagSpecification $tagspec
This example request creates a volume and applies a tag with a key of stack and a value of production.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z