Connecting to a Block Volume
Connect to a block volume that's attached to a compute instance.
To connect to a volume, you must first attach the volume to the instance. See Attaching a Block Volume to an Instance. The steps to connect depend on the volume attachment type, paravirtualized or iSCSI. For more information about attachment type options, see Volume Attachment Types.
- If you specified a device path when you attached the volume, see fstab Options for Block Volumes Using Consistent Device Paths.
- If you didn't specify a device path or if the instance was created from an image that doesn't support device paths, see Traditional fstab Options
When you attach a volume using an iSCSI attachment type, you can optionally specify that the Block Volume Management plugin should run the iSCSI commands to connect to the volume. See step 9 in Attaching a Volume. If you select this option, you don't need to perform the steps to connect to and log in to iSCSI for the volume on the instance.