AWS Config Rule: EBS Volumes Attached to Instance


Fernando Honig

Last Update 8 months ago

Description: Checks if EBS volumes are attached to EC2 instances. Optionally checks if EBS volumes are marked for deletion when an instance is terminated.

Trigger type: Configuration changes

AWS Region: All supported AWS regions except Asia Pacific (Hyderabad), Asia Pacific (Melbourne), Europe (Spain), Europe (Zurich) Region

How to Resolve Manually

To resolve this manually, login into to your AWS Management Console and move to the respective region.

Navigate to EC2 Services, and select Volumes in the left menu under Elastic Block Store.

Filter by State: Available as shown in the image below.

If you need, you can snapshot this volume to preserve the data or simply Delete it. Select the volume and go to Actions.

When the volume is deleted, this resource will not show in AWS Config anymore. If you need to keep this volume, attach it to an instance and the rule will become COMPLIANT

How to Resolve with StackZone

You can resolve with StackZone by enabling a remediation that will automatically delete all EBS volumes not attached to an instance.

To enable it login into StackZone Console then go to Baseline Services -> Config Rules Regional -> Amazon EBS and enable EBS Volumes Attached to Instance Remediation

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