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Expanding the encrypted boot volume of a Windows instance in Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    • Updated:
    • 15 Jun 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • SecureCloud as a Service 3.7
    • SecureCloud On-Premise 3.7
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows 2008 Datacenter 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2012 Datacenter
    • Windows 2012 Datacenter R2
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise R2
    • Windows 2012 Standard
    • Windows 2012 Standard R2
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows 7 64-bit
Summary

Learn to increase the encrypted Windows boot volume in AWS environment.

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To expand an encrypted Windows boot volume:

  1. Identify your Windows instance in SecureCloud and AWS web console and note the instance ID. In the sample below, the instance ID is i-338e3fc4.

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  2. On the AWS Console, click the Description tab.
  3. Look for Block Devices and note down the volume ID or EBS ID of the /dev/sda1 device. Also take note of the zone details where your instance runs:
      • Root device (e.g. /dev/sda1)
      • Block device (e.g. /dev/sda1)
      • Zone (e.g. eu-west-1b)

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  4. On the Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) console go to ELASTIC BLOCK STORE > Volumes.
  5. Create a snapshot of the volume:
    1. Find the volume ID noted in Step 3.
    2. Right-click this volume ID and select Create Snapshot.
    3. Name the snapshot and take note of its name.

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    Note: Creating a snapshot may take some time depending on the volume size.
  6. Create a volume:
    1. Go to ELASTIC BLOCK STORE and select Snapshots.
    2. Right-click the newly created snapshot and select Create Volume from Snapshot.
    3. Enter the new size.

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    Note: The availability zone must be the same as the instance you noted in Step 3.
  7. On the Volumes page, right-click the newly created volume from the snapshot and select Attach Volume. Attach the volume to the instance using /dev/sda1 as a mount point.

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  8. Power on the instance. The SecureCloud management console will update the disk size and will show “Encrypting” status.

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  9. Connect to the instance using Remote Desktop. Open the Run window and enter “diskmgmt.msc”.

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  10. Right-click the unallocated space and select Extend Volume. This will expand the disk size.

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