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. These updates are automatically deployed to one or more of your gateways during the configured weekly maintenance time. Your gateway will be unavailable for a short period while it is being updated and restarted. Software updates force a restart of your gateway, but your gateway VM doesn't restart. AWS notifies you with a message on the AWS Storage Gateway console and by email in advance of any updates to your gateway. You don't have to take any action during this update.

When you deploy and activate your gateway, a default weekly maintenance schedule is set. 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. You can modify the maintenance schedule at any time by choosing Edit maintenance window on the Action menu in the console.

When updates are available, the Details tab displays a maintenance message and the Apply update now button. You can see the date and time that the last successful software update was applied to the gateway on the Details tab.


You can minimize the chance of any disruption to your applications due to the gateway restart by increasing the timeouts of your iSCSI initiator. 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. On 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.