I have an AMI that was originally created from a t1.micro linux. The "Root Device Type" of this AMI is EBS (8 GB) and my web application software is "baked" into this root volume.
Now I would like to launch an m3.medium instance from this AMI but it has "Instance Storage" of 4GB SSD.
Will my newly launched m3.medium instance take advantage of the SSD storage at all? Or do I need to create a new AMI with "Instance Store" as the root "Root Device Type"?
Similarly ... When I try to launch an m3.medium from scratch using the "Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09.2" it adds an 8GB Root EBS volume by default that cannot be removed using the launch wizard.
What am I missing here?