You can create a cloud disk and attach it to your available CVM instance. The cloud disk can be used as the data disk of the CVM instance after simple initialization procedure. To do this, complete the following steps:
This document guides you through how to create a cloud disk
cbs-test in the Beijing Zone 2 in the console.
In this example, an elastic premium cloud disk is purchased via the console. For more information on cloud disk creation, see Creating Cloud Disks.
Log in to the CVM console and click Cloud Block Storage on the left sidebar.
Select Beijing at the top of the Cloud Block Storage list page, and click Create.
Configure the following parameters in the pop-up window:
After confirming the configurations, click OK and make the payment.
Return to the Cloud Block Storage list page. You can now view the purchased elastic cloud disk
cbs-test, whose status is To be attached.
After the cloud disk is created, you need to first attach it to a CVM in the same availability zone as a data disk. For more information about this operation, see Step 2. Attaching Cloud Disks.