Dustin shows you how to
create a file gateway
using Amazon EC2 as the host


I want to create an AWS Storage Gateway to store files on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). How do I create this file gateway using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) as the host platform?

Note: This resolution explains how to create a file gateway with Amazon EC2, but the steps are similar for an on-premises deployment. For more information on ways to create a file gateway, see Creating a File Gateway.

To create a file gateway, complete these steps using the AWS Storage Gateway console:

  1. Open the AWS Storage Gateway console, and then choose Create gateway.
    Note: If you have no existing gateways in the region, choose Get started to be routed to the Create gateway wizard page.
  2. For Select gateway type, choose File gateway. Then, choose Next.
  3. For Select host platform, choose Amazon EC2. Then, choose Launch instance. This takes you to the Amazon EC2 console.
  4. In the Amazon EC2 console, configure the EC2 instance as a host for the file gateway.
  5. Connect to the file gateway.
  6. Activate the file gateway.
  7. Configure the local disks.
  8. Create the file share.

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Published: 2018-03-12