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Resizing Amazon EBS Volumes for Performance

Hands-On Lab


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In this hands-on lab, we will change the size of root EBS volumes on EC2 instances. This lab provides hands-on experience resizing volumes in standalone instances (a bastion host) and Auto Scaling groups (two web server instances). There are different reasons for a system administrator to have to resize a root volume. Needing larger storage capacity is the most obvious, but resizing is also necessary to increase the base IOPS of a volume. In this case, the volume may not be running low on storage space.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.