Step 1: Create an Amazon FSx for OpenZFS file system - FSx for OpenZFS

Step 1: Create an Amazon FSx for OpenZFS file system

The Amazon FSx console has two options for creating a file system – a Quick create option and a Standard create option. To rapidly and easily create an Amazon FSx for OpenZFS file system with the service recommended configuration, use the Quick create option.

The Quick create option creates a file system with a default root volume configuration. This configuration specifies an NFS exports setting in which Client addresses is an asterisk (*) and NFS options is rw,crossmnt. With these settings, any clients permitted by your VPC and security group settings can access the volume with read and write permissions. After your file system is created, you can create additional volumes as needed.

For information about using the Standard create option to create a file system with a customized configuration, see Creating FSx for OpenZFS file systems.

To create your file system
  1. Open the Amazon FSx console at

  2. On the dashboard, choose Create file system to start the file system creation wizard.

  3. On the Select file system type page, choose Amazon FSx for OpenZFS, and then choose Next. The Create OpenZFS file system page appears. For Creation method, choose Quick create. To create a file system using the Standard create method, see Creating FSx for OpenZFS file systems.

      Quick create file system details screen showing options for the file system name
        and storage capacity.
  4. In the Quick configuration section, for File system name - optional, enter a name for your file system. It's easier to find and manage your file systems when you name them. You can use a maximum of 256 Unicode letters, white space, and numbers, plus these special characters: + - (hyphen) = . _ (underscore) : /

  5. For Deployment type, select either Single-AZ 1 or Single-AZ 2. We recommend using Single-AZ 2 in supported regions for higher levels of performance. For more information, see Deployment type availability and File system performance.

  6. For SSD storage capacity, specify the storage capacity of your file system, in gibibytes (GiBs). Enter any whole number in the range of 64–524288.

  7. For Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), choose the Amazon VPC that you want to associate with your file system.

  8. For Subnet, choose the subnet in which your file system's elastic network interface resides.

  9. Choose Next.

  10. Review the file system configuration shown on the Create OpenZFS file system page. For your reference, note which file system settings you can modify after the file system is created.

  11. Choose Create file system.

Quick create creates a file system with one root volume named fsx. The volume has a path of /fsx, and a record size of 128 KiB. The file system data is encrypted at rest using your default service managed AWS KMS key, named aws/fsx/ (default). For more information about file system settings, see File system properties. For more information about volume and root volume properties, see Volume properties.