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 may only be attached to instances that support Amazon EBS encryption. For more information, see Amazon EBS Encryption in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

For a list of supported device names, see Attaching an EBS Volume to an Instance. Any device names that aren't reserved for instance store volumes can be used for EBS volumes. For more information, see Amazon EC2 Instance Store in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

If a volume has an AWS Marketplace product code:

For more information about EBS volumes, see Attaching Amazon EBS Volumes in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.


For .NET Core and PCL 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 abstract 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 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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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