EBS Volumes page in the AWS EC2 Instances view

An EBS Volume is a storage device that can be used with EC2 instances in the AWS environment. The EBS Volumes page in the AWS EC2 Instances view provides an overview of all available EBS volumes, including capacity and decision support metrics at the volume level.

To access this page, in the left navigation pane of Views tab, select Views > Cloud > AWS > AWS EC2 Instances and click the EBS Volumes tab. 

EBS Volumes table 

The EBS Volumes table lists the following information for each EBS volume. You can sort columns in tables alphabetically, or by size. For more information, see Managing charts and tables in Views.

ColumnDescriptionStatistical type Metrics 
EBS Volume NameName of the EBS volume. Click one of the EBS volumes in this column to see details view.Not applicableNAME
Instance Name

Name of the AWS instance.

TypeType of the EBS volume.Not applicableST_VOLUME_TYPE
Volume Size [GB]Size of the EBS volume.Not applicableST_VOLUME_SIZE
Number of snapshotsNumber of snapshots created for the volume.Not applicable


Time Spent Idle [%]Maximum value of the amount of time when no read or write operations were waiting to be completed.Not applicableST_VOLUME_IDLE_PCT
Queue Length [ops]Maximum value of the number of read and write operations waiting to be completed.Not applicableST_VOLUME_QUEUE_LENGTH 
I/O Rate [op/s]Maximum value of the number of bytes read from and written to the volume.Not applicableST_VOLUME_IO_RATE
Transfer Rate [MB/s]Maximum value of the number of read and write operations performed on the volume.Not applicableST_VOLUME_TRANSFER_BYTE_RATE

Detailed information about an EBS volume

When you click the EBS volume in the EBS Volume Name column, the details for that EBS volume are displayed in the EBS Volume Details  page. The EBS Volume Details  page displays the following information:

Section or PanelDescription
General details section

General details, such as EBS volume name and type are displayed. The type is Storage Volume - AWS.

Related Information panel

The links display additional information related to the selected EBS volume. 

  • Activity Profile: Displays the Activity Profile tab of the data explorer view for this EBS volume. For more information, see Activity Profile.

  • IO Profile: Displays the I/O Profile tab of the data explorer view for this EBS volume. For more information, see I/O Profile.

Summary tab

Displays details for the selected EBS volume in a horizontal summary table, as well as charts. 

Core metrics for the selected entity are displayed as analysis charts, depending on available data. At the bottom of each chart is a link that takes you to the Data Explorer view for the specific resource type, and displays charts and information for a larger set of metrics.

To return to this page, click the arrow icon on the top-right side in the Data Explorer tab.


The data displayed in Data Explorer view charts for any resource part of this view category, is based on the time filter that is applied to the primary view in this tab. You can select Advanced time periods (other than default/basic) from the Data Explorer view for the selected resource, to view charts over a different time resolution.

Configuration Details tabDisplays the configuration matrix for the selected EBS volume. 
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