AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Attaches an EBS volume to a running or stopped instance and exposes it to the instance with the specified device name.

Encrypted EBS volumes must be attached to instances that support Amazon EBS encryption. For more information, see Amazon EBS encryption in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

After you attach an EBS volume, you must make it available. For more information, see Make an EBS volume available for use.

If a volume has an Amazon Web Services Marketplace product code:

For more information, see Attach an Amazon EBS volume to an instance in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to AttachVolumeAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual AttachVolumeResponse AttachVolume(
         AttachVolumeRequest request


Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.AttachVolumeRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the AttachVolume service method.

Return Value

The response from the AttachVolume service method, as returned by EC2.


This example attaches a volume (``vol-1234567890abcdef0``) to an instance (``i-01474ef662b89480``) as ``/dev/sdf``.

To attach a volume to an instance

var client = new AmazonEC2Client();
var response = client.AttachVolume(new AttachVolumeRequest 
    Device = "/dev/sdf",
    InstanceId = "i-01474ef662b89480",
    VolumeId = "vol-1234567890abcdef0"

DateTime attachTime = response.AttachTime;
string device = response.Device;
string instanceId = response.InstanceId;
string state = response.State;
string volumeId = response.VolumeId;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

See Also