AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide

Document History

The following table describes important changes to the documentation since the last release of the AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide.

Change Description Date Changed

AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region launch

The AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region was launched. For more information about AWS GovCloud (US-East), see AWS GovCloud (US-East) User Guide.

November 12, 2018

AWS Directory Service

AWS Directory Service is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Directory Service.

October 24, 2018

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon SageMaker.

September 27, 2018

AWS Auto Scaling

AWS Auto Scaling is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Auto Scaling.

September 4, 2018

AWS IoT Device Management

AWS IoT Device Management is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS IoT Device Management.

August 15, 2018

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS IoT Core.

August 15, 2018

Amazon GuardDuty

Amazon GuardDuty is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon GuardDuty.

July 25, 2018

AWS Step Functions

AWS Step Functions is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Step Functions.

June 28, 2018

AWS Deep Learning AMIs

AWS Deep Learning AMIs are now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Deep Learning AMIs.

June 21, 2018

Amazon Translate

Amazon Translate is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Translate.

June 20, 2018

Amazon Aurora MySQL and Aurora PostgreSQL

Amazon Aurora MySQL is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Aurora with MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility.

June 14, 2018

Amazon Inspector

Amazon Inspector is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Inspector.

June 13, 2018

AWS CloudHSM Classic

AWS CloudHSM Classic is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CloudHSM Classic.

April 19, 2018

AWS CloudHSM

AWS CloudHSM is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CloudHSM.

April 19, 2018

AWS Storage Gateway

AWS Storage Gateway is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Storage Gateway.

March 28, 2018

Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Polly.

February 28, 2018

Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Elasticsearch Service.

February 15, 2018

Amazon Elastic Container Registry

Amazon Elastic Container Registry is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon ECR.

January 24, 2018

Amazon Elastic Container Service

Amazon Elastic Container Service is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon ECS.

January 24, 2018

Amazon API Gateway

Amazon API Gateway is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon API Gateway.

August 1, 2017

AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Marketplace.

July 31, 2017

Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Rekognition.

June 12, 2017

AWS Server Migration Service

AWS Server Migration Service is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS SMS .

June 1, 2017

AWS Certificate Manager

AWS Certificate Manager is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Certificate Manager.

June 1, 2017

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Systems Manager.

May 23, 2017

AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Lambda.

May 18, 2017

Amazon CloudWatch Events

Amazon CloudWatch Events is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon CloudWatch Events.

May 18, 2017

AWS CodeDeploy

AWS CodeDeploy is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CodeDeploy.

May 11, 2017

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

May 10, 2017

Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

Amazon Kinesis Data Streams is now supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Kinesis Data Streams.

December 21, 2016

Elastic Load Balancing

Updated information about Elastic Load Balancing. See Elastic Load Balancing.

August 2, 2016

Amazon EC2

Updated public IP range. See Amazon EC2 .

June 21, 2016

AWS Config

AWS Config is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Config.

May 26, 2016

AWS Import/Export

AWS Snowball, a feature of AWS Import/Export, is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Snowball.

April 19, 2016

AWS CloudTrail

Updated information about creating multiple trails. See AWS CloudTrail.

March 24, 2016

Importing VMs

Updated information about importing virtual machines into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Importing Virtual Machines into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

February 11, 2016

Signing up for AWS GovCloud (US)

Describes the new sign-up process for direct customers and resellers. See Signing Up for AWS GovCloud (US-West).

December 18, 2015

IAM

Updates to MFA for the AWS GovCloud (US) console.

December 18, 2015

Amazon S3

Updated text about VPC endpoints for Amazon S3. See Amazon S3 .

December 18, 2015

Amazon EBS

Updated text about copying snapshots. See Amazon EBS .

December 18, 2015

CloudWatch Logs and CloudTrail

CloudWatch Logs is now supported within CloudTrail in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CloudTrail.

November 19, 2015

AWS Direct Connect

Updated information about using AWS Direct Connect. See AWS Direct Connect.

October 28, 2015

Amazon Glacier

Updated ITAR-regulated data for Amazon Glacier. See Amazon Glacier.

October 28, 2015

VPC Flow Logs

VPC Flow Logs are now supported in AWS GovCloud (US). See Amazon VPC .

October 27, 2015

CloudWatch Logs

CloudWatch Logs are now supported in AWS GovCloud (US). See Amazon CloudWatch.

October 27, 2015

AWS WAF and Amazon CloudFront

Added information about using AWS WAF with CloudFront. See Setting Up Amazon CloudFront with Your AWS GovCloud (US-West) Resources.

October 27, 2015

AWS CloudTrail

Added a policy example that enables CloudTrail to write log files to your bucket. See AWS CloudTrail.

August 25, 2015

AWS CloudHSM Classic

AWS CloudHSM Classic is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CloudHSM.

August 5, 2015

Penetration testing

Updated instructions for submitting a request. See Penetration Testing.

August 5, 2015

IAM

Added information about SSH public keys. See AWS Identity and Access Management .

July 9, 2015

IAM and VM Import

Added information about using roles to delegate access. Added a note about ImportImage. See AWS Identity and Access Management and Importing Virtual Machines into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

June 12, 2015

DynamoDB and CloudTrail

DynamoDB is now supported within CloudTrail in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CloudTrail.

May 28, 2015

AWS Key Management Service

AWS KMS is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Key Management Service .

May 7, 2015

Encryption

Encryption is now available for Amazon EBS , Amazon EMR , and Amazon S3 .

May 7, 2015

AWS Direct Connect

Updated instructions for setting up AWS Direct Connect. See AWS Direct Connect.

April 3, 2015

Amazon S3

Added info about cross-region replication. See Amazon S3 .

March 24, 2015

AWS Trusted Advisor

Added two new Trusted Advisor checks that are now supported (IAM Password Policy, ELB Connection Draining). See AWS Trusted Advisor.

March 18, 2015

AWS Trusted Advisor

Added three new Trusted Advisor checks that are now supported (ELB Cross-Zone Load Balancing, ELB Listener Security, ELB Security Groups). See AWS Trusted Advisor.

March 11, 2015

VM Export

Updated information about using VM Export. See Amazon EC2 .

March 9, 2015

VM Import

Updated information about using VM Import. See Amazon EC2 .

March 6, 2015

Importing VMs

Updated information about importing virtual machines into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Importing Virtual Machines into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

February 11, 2015

Amazon ElastiCache

ElastiCache is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon ElastiCache.

January 29, 2015

AWS Trusted Advisor

Updated information about Trusted Advisor. See AWS Trusted Advisor.

January 29, 2015

Amazon RDS and CloudTrail

Amazon RDS is now supported within CloudTrail in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CloudTrail.

January 22, 2015

AWS Trusted Advisor

Trusted Advisor is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS Trusted Advisor.

January 20, 2015

Amazon Glacier

Amazon Glacier is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Glacier.

December 30, 2014

AWS CloudTrail

CloudTrail is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CloudTrail.

December 16, 2014

Importing VMs

Updated information about importing virtual machines into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Importing Virtual Machines into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region and Amazon EC2 .

December 15, 2014

Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon Redshift.

November 18, 2014

Feedback links

Fixed links to provide feedback.

September 26, 2014

Service Health Dashboard

The Service Health Dashboard is supported in AWS GovCloud (US). See Service Health Dashboard.

August 27, 2014

IP range

Another public IP range for Amazon EC2 instances has been added. See Amazon EC2 .

August 27, 2014

IAM

Updates to MFA for changes in IAM console.

August 5, 2014

IAM

Added the URL for the XML document that contains relying party information and certificates when using a SAML provider. See AWS Identity and Access Management .

July 25, 2014

Amazon EC2

Updates to differences in Amazon EC2 AMI tools. See Amazon EC2 .

July 15, 2014

Amazon SNS

Updates to Amazon SNS ITAR boundary. See Amazon SNS .

July 2, 2014

Provisioned IOPS

Provisioned IOPS and tagging in the console are supported for Amazon RDS in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. For information about using Amazon RDS in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, see Amazon RDS .

May 28, 2014

Accessing the console

Updates for the AWS GovCloud (US) Management Console onboard tool. See Onboarding to AWS GovCloud (US-West) (Resellers or Reseller Customers).

April 7, 2014

Provisioned IOPS

Provisioned IOPS is supported in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. For information about using Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, see Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS .

April 1, 2014

Amazon EC2

Updates to Amazon EC2 and troubleshooting. For information, see Amazon EC2 and Troubleshooting.

March 19, 2014

Amazon SES

Added instructions on how to set up Amazon SES in your AWS GovCloud (US) architecture. See Setting Up Amazon Simple Email Service in Your AWS GovCloud (US-West) Architecture.

March 4, 2014

Migrating AMIs

Added information about how to migrate your AMIs from another AWS Region into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Importing Virtual Machines into the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

March 4, 2014

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Linux is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. For information about using Amazon EC2 in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, see Amazon EC2 .

March 4, 2014

SUSE Linux

SUSE Linux is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. For information about using Amazon EC2 in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, see Amazon EC2 .

January 17, 2014

Route 53

Elastic Load Balancing load balancers located in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region are now integrated into the Route 53 service. Updated text in Setting Up Amazon Route 53 Zone Apex Support with an AWS GovCloud (US-West) Elastic Load Balancing Load Balancer.

January 12, 2014

Resources

Updated list of additional resources. See Related Resources.

Added note about Amazon SNS Mobile Push Notifications. See Amazon SNS .

January 8, 2014

DynamoDB

The DynamoDB console is available and no longer in beta in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon DynamoDB.

December 30, 2013

Endpoints

Added AWS Management Console endpoints for federation and SAML. See AWS GovCloud (US-West) Endpoints.

December 11, 2013

Amazon EC2

Added fix for instructions to create a key pair. See Amazon EC2 .

November 20, 2013

Amazon EMR

The Amazon EMR console is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Amazon EMR .

November 12, 2013

Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing is available and no longer in beta in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See Elastic Load Balancing.

November 1, 2013

AWS Direct Connect

Incorporated changes for AWS Direct Connect console update.

October 31, 2013

AWS CloudFormation

The AWS CloudFormation console is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. See AWS CloudFormation.

October 31, 2013

Kindle

Published a Kindle version.

October 22, 2013

AWS ElasticWolf Client Console

Added link to AWS ElasticWolf Client Console. See Accessing the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region.

October 18, 2013

Elastic Load Balancing

Updates to Elastic Load Balancing ITAR boundary. See Elastic Load Balancing.

September 27, 2013

AWS CloudFormation

Added information about differences with the AWS CloudFormation console for AWS GovCloud (US). See AWS CloudFormation.

August 28, 2013

Virtual Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Added a section about enabling virtual MFA.

August 28, 2013

Amazon Route 53 zone apex

AWS GovCloud (US) AWS Direct Connect

Added a new section about setting up Route 53 zone apex. See Setting Up Amazon Route 53 Zone Apex Support with an AWS GovCloud (US-West) Elastic Load Balancing Load Balancer.

August 9, 2013

ARN

Added an example to Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) in AWS GovCloud (US-West).

July 24, 2013

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon Route 53

Added information about setting up Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53 for AWS GovCloud (US). See Setting Up Amazon CloudFront with Your AWS GovCloud (US-West) Resources and Setting Up Amazon Route 53 with Your AWS GovCloud (US-West) Resources.

July 16, 2013

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Added information about AWS GovCloud (US) accounts having an Amazon VPC by default. See Amazon EC2 .

May 28, 2013

AWS Direct Connect

Added information about AWS Direct Connect for AWS GovCloud (US).

May 8, 2013

Initial release

This is the first release of AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide.

April 10, 2013