Verify VMware High Availability (VMware HA clusters only) - AWS Storage Gateway

Verify VMware High Availability (VMware HA clusters only)

If your gateway is not deployed on a VMware host that is enabled for VMware High Availability (HA), you can skip this section.

If your gateway is deployed on a VMware host that is enabled for VMware High Availability (HA) cluster, you can either test the configuration when activating the gateway or after your gateway is activated. The following instructions show you how to test the configuration during activation.

New console

To test for VMware HA

  1. For Verify VMware High Availability configuration, choose Next. Verification can take up to two minutes to complete.

    If the test is successful, a message that indicates a successful test is displayed in the banner. If the test fails, a failed message is displayed. You can make changes in your vSphere configuration and repeat the test.

  2. To repeat the test, on the Gateways dashboard, choose your gateway, and then for Actions, choose Verify VMware High Availability.

Original console

To test for VMware HA

  1. On the Verify VMware High Availability Configuration page, choose Verify VMware HA. This can take up to two minutes to complete.

  2. If the test is successful, a message that indicates a successful test is displayed in the banner. If the test fails, a failed message is displayed. You can make changes in your vSphere configuration and repeat the test.

  3. To repeat the test, for Actions choose Verify VMware HA.

For information about how to configure your gateway for VMware HA, see Using VMware vSphere High Availability with AWS Storage Gateway.

After you Amazon FSx File Gateway is activated and running you need to perform these a tasks before you can use your gateway.

  • Configure Active Directory for your gateway to join a domain

  • Attach an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file system you created earlier to your FSx File gateway

  • Mount your SMB file share on your client.

Next step

Configure Active Directory settings