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Now, you are ready to activate your gateway. The activation process associates your gateway with your AWS account. You must power on the gateway VM before you activate your gateway.
To activate your gateway
Power on the VM.
In the vSphere client, select the gateway VM.
On the Toolbar menu, click the Power On icon.
Your gateway VM icon now includes a green arrow icon indicating that you have powered on the VM.
Activate your gateway.
Obtain the IP address of your gateway.
In the vSphere client, select the deployed gateway VM.
Click the Summary tab for the IP address.
The IP address of your gateway appears as part of the summary. After powering on the VM, it might take a few moments for the IP address to appear.
Associate your gateway to your AWS account.
In the AWS Storage Gateway console, in the Setup and Activate Gateway wizard, navigate to the following ACTIVATE GATEWAY page.
If the wizard is not already started, click the Set up and Activate a New Gateway button.
Click Continue in each wizard step until you reach the ACTIVATE GATEWAY page.
Enter the IP address of your gateway, and click Proceed to Activation.
During activation, your browser connects to the gateway. If activation fails, then check that the IP address you entered is correct. If the IP address is correct, then confirm that your network is configured to allow your browser to access the gateway VM.
On the activation page fill in the requested information to complete activation.
The AWS Region determines where AWS stores your snapshots. If you choose to restore a snapshot to an Amazon EBS volume, then the Amazon EBS volume must be in the same region as the snapshot. You cannot change the region after the gateway is activated.
The gateway name identifies your gateway in the console. You use this name to manage your gateway in the console, and you can change it post-activation. This name must be unique to your account.
Click Activate My Storage Gateway.
Upon successful activation, the AWS Storage Gateway console displays a link to the activated gateway under the Gateways section of the Navigation pane. Click the gateway you just added.
The Create Volumes button is displayed.