Volumes

On this page, you can find an explanation of how to create and manage volumes in the Cloud Console.

Table of contents

  1. Volumes page
    1. Create a Volume
    2. Edit a Volume
    3. Delete a Volume
  2. Manage Volumes related to a specific VM
  3. Attach a Volume
  4. Detach a Volume

Volumes page

To get to the Volumes page on the Homepage you need to select the Storage from the VIRTUAL DATACENTER block and click the Volumes TAB:

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This action will redirect you to the Volumes page where you can find all created Volumes in the selected Project with information about them HeadersCreate buttonSearch bar and Actions icon which opens a list of available management actions for the selected Volume:

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Volumes headers include:

  • Name: shows the names of the volumes (names for the volumes that were created during the VM creation are the same as their IDs);
  • ID: shows the ID of the volumes;
  • Status: shows in which status volume is;
  • Size: shows the  size of volumes;
  • Created at:  shows date when the volumes were created.

Actions icon opens the next list of available management actions:

  • Attach - by selecting this option you can atach the Volume with state available to the VM;
  • Detach -  by selecting this option you can detach the Volume with state in-use to the VM;
  • Edit - by selecting this option you can change the Volume name;
  • Delete - this option is for Volume deletion.

NOTE:

You can't delete the Volume with the state in-use, firstly, you need to detach it.

So, from this page you can:
  • review all Volumes created in the selected Project;
  • create more Volumes;
  • edit Volumes (change Name or/and make the Volume bootable);
  • attach Volumes to the VMs;
  • detach Volumes from the VMs;
  • delete unnecessary Volumes;

Create a Volume

To create a new Volume do the next:

  • go to the Volumes page and click the CREATE VOLUME icon in the upper left corner: vol4
  • on the next opened Create Volume window specify:
    • Name: in this field you set a name for the volume, it can contain only Latin letters (a-z, A-Z), digits (0-9), hyphen (-), underscore (_), and must be at most 255 characters long. If volume was created by instance, name will be empty;
    • Description in this field you set a description for the Volume, it can include all letters, numbers or symbols and must be no bigger than 255 characters;
    • Volume Type here you select Volume type from the list of available;
    • Volume Size: in this field, you specify volume size, it can be in the range from 10 GB to 1000 GB. Minimal available size 10 GB is selected by default when you are opening create window:

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After fields were specified, click on the CREATE button and the newly created Volume will be added to the Volumes page with the status available:

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Edit a Volume

To edit a Volume you need to do next:

  • identify Volume you want to edit on the Volumes page;
  • click on the Actions icon  ssh9  and select the Edit in the list of available options;
  • on the next opened Edit Volume window, update the Volume Name or/and make the Volume bootable and click on the SAVE  icon:

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    After these steps, the selected Volume will be updated.

    Delete a Volume

    To delete a Volume you need to do next:

    • identify this unnecessary Volume on the Volumes page;
    • click on the Actions icon  ssh9  and select the Delete in the list of available options;
    • on the next opened Confirmation window confirm the Volume deletion:

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    After these steps, the selected Volume will be deleted.

     

    Manage Volumes related to a specific VM

    To find all volumes attached to the Virtual Machine you need to do the following:

    • open the Virtual Machine page - on the Homepage select the Virtual Machines from the VIRTUAL DATACENTER block:

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    • open the Virtual Machine details page - click on the Name of the corresponding Virtual Machine:

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    • open the Volumes page of this VM-  click on the VOLUMES TAB:

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    On this page you can find all attached volumes of corresponding VM with their Headers, ATTACH button, Search bar and Actions icon which opens a list of available management actions for the selected volume:

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    Volumes headers include:

    • Name: shows the name of the volumes (names for the volumes that were created during the VM creation are the same as their IDs);
    • ID: shows the ID of the volumes;
    • Status: shows in which status volume is;
    • Size: shows the  size of volumes;
    • Created at:  shows date when the volumes were created.

    Actions icon opens the next list of available management actions:

    • Detach - by selecting this option you can detach the Volume from the corresponding VM.

    So, from this page you can:

    • review all attached Volumes to the  selected VM;
    • attach more Volumes to the selected VM;
    • detach Volumes from the selected VM.

    Attach a Volume

    There are two ways to attach a Volume to the Virtual Machine:

    1. from the Volumes page, where you can find all created Volumes in the selected Project;
    2. from the VOLUMES TAB on the Virtual Machine details page where you can find all the Volumes attached to the selected VM.

    To attach a Volume from the Volumes page you need to do the following:

    • identify Volume you want to attach on the Volumes page;
    • click on the Actions icon  ssh9  and select the Attach in the list of available options;
    • on the next opened Attach Volume window, choose VM, to which you want to attach selected Volume and on the ATTACH  icon:

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    To attach a Volume from the VOLUMES TAB on the Virtual Machine details page you need to do the following:

    •  click the ATTACH VOLUME icon in the upper left corner of the VOLUMES TAB on the Virtual Machine details page : vol11
    • on the next opened Attach volume window select one of the available Volumes and click on the ATTACH icon:

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    NOTE: The volumes that can be attached you can find on the Volumes page; all of them need to have status available

    Detach a Volume

    There are two ways to detach a Volume from the Virtual Machine:

    1. from the Volumes page, where you can find all created Volumes in the selected Project;
    2. from the VOLUMES TAB on the Virtual Machine details page where you can find all the Volumes attached to the selected VM.

    To detach a Volume from the Volumes page you need to do the following:

    • identify Volume you want to detach on the Volumes page;
    • click on the Actions icon  ssh9  and select the Detach in the list of available options;
    • on the next opened Confirmation window confirm the Volume detaching:

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    To detach a Volume from the VOLUMES TAB on the VM details page, you need to do the same, the only difference is in the pages where you do this detach.