Posted On: Dec 14, 2023
Amazon Systems Manager Fleet Manager now provides a new toolset that aims to streamline on-instance volume management by providing an easy GUI based way to manage EBS volumes in on your Windows instances in Amazon Web Services China Regions. This feature will be available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. With this new Fleet Manager capability, customers can readily browse the set of volumes attached to an instance identify volume mount points in the instance file system, view metadata for attached disks and mount as well as format unused EBS volumes.
Having the EBS volume management commands available in the Fleet Manager makes storage management easier and reduces the need to directly connect to instances via SSH or RDP. Additionally, Fleet Manager also provides publicly available SSM Documents that automate platform-specific operations like mounting, formatting, and creating partitions which not only save time and effort but provide a better way to manage volumes across your entire server fleet.