This section describes how to set up Amazon’s Elastic Block Store in EC2.

  1. From the EC2 console, go to the ELASTIC BLOCK STORE section in the left panel and click Volumes.
  2. Click Create Volume.
  3. Optional: Configure the size of the volume or other options. The volume should be created in the same availability zone as the instance it will be attached to.
  4. Click Create Volume.
  5. Click Close.

Result: Persistent storage has been created.

For details on how to set up the newly created storage in Rancher, refer to the section on setting up existing storage.