Amazon Elastic File System
User Guide

Step 2: Create Your Amazon EFS File System

In this step, you create your Amazon EFS file system.

To create your Amazon EFS file system

  1. Open the Amazon EFS Management Console at

  2. Choose Create File System.

  3. Choose your default VPC from the VPC list. It has the same VPC ID that you noted at the end of Step 1: Create Your EC2 Resources and Launch Your EC2 Instance.

  4. Select the check boxes for all of the Availability Zones. Make sure that they all have the default subnets, automatic IP addresses, and the default security groups chosen. These are your mount targets. For more information, see Creating Mount Targets.

  5. Choose Next Step.

  6. Name your file system, and add any other tags to help describe and manage your file system.

  7. Keep General Purpose and Bursting selected as your default performance and throughput modes.

  8. (Optional) Select Enable encryption of data at rest to encrypt all the data on your file system. You can only set this when you create a file system. For more information on encrypting data, see Encrypting Data and Metadata in EFS

  9. (Optional) Select Enable Lifecycle Management so that your file system uses the lower-cost Infrequent Access storage class. For more information, see EFS Storage Classes. Choose Next Step.

  10. Review the file system configuration, and then choose Create File System.

  11. Choose your file system from the list and note the File system ID value. You need this value for the next step.