I have also started and connected to the instance. I attempted with both the
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Base default AMI provided in the "Quick Launch" list in the Amazon control panel "Launch" dialog, and with the
Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS for Cluster Instances default AMI from the same list. For both AMI's, I and attempted to access the noted 240 GB of SSD instance storage from within the running OS. Again, I used the AWS control panel both to launch, and to start, the instances.
I cannot find the advertised 240 GB SSD storage either on the Windows, or on the Ubuntu image. (For Windows, there is no drive other than the root C: drive listed; for Ubuntu, there is nothing listed in the /mnt directory except for "lost & found".)
How can I access the 240 GB of SSD instance storage that is supposedly available for my running cr1.8xlarge instance? I would like to be able to do so using the AWS control panel and/or directly from within the running instances, if possible.