AWS Storage Gateway
User Guide (API Version 2013-06-30)

Managing Gateway Updates Using the AWS Storage Gateway Console

AWS Storage Gateway periodically deploys important updates and patches to your gateway that must be applied. AWS notifies you with a message on the AWS Storage Gateway console and by email in advance of any updates to your gateway. Software updates force a restart of your gateway, which typically takes a few minutes to complete. You don't have take any action during this update.

You can choose to let AWS Storage Gateway apply updates according to the maintenance schedule for your gateway, or you can apply the updates yourself. When you deploy and activate your gateway, a default weekly maintenance schedule is set. You can modify this schedule at any time by choosing edit time next to Maintenance Start Time on the Action menu in the console.

When updates are available, the Details tab displays a maintenance message and the Apply Update Now button. The date and time the last successful software update was applied to the gateway appears in the Details tab.


A software update forces your gateway to restart your gateway. You can minimize the chance of any disruption to your applications by increasing your iSCSI initiators’ timeouts. For more information about increasing iSCSI initiator timeouts for Windows and Linux, see Customizing Your Windows iSCSI Settings and Customizing Your Linux iSCSI Settings.

To edit the maintenance time window

  1. In the navigation menu, choose Gateways, and then choose the gateway you want to edit the time for.

  2. On the Action menu, choose Edit maintenance window.

  3. Edit the values for Day of the week and Time. Your changes appear in the Details tab for the gateway.