AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the AWS DataSync CreateAgent API operation.

Syntax

New-DSYNAgent
-ActivationKey <String>
-AgentName <String>
-SecurityGroupArn <String[]>
-SubnetArn <String[]>
-Tag <TagListEntry[]>
-VpcEndpointId <String>
-Select <String>
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Activates an AWS DataSync agent that you have deployed on your host. The activation process associates your agent with your account. In the activation process, you specify information such as the AWS Region that you want to activate the agent in. You activate the agent in the AWS Region where your target locations (in Amazon S3 or Amazon EFS) reside. Your tasks are created in this AWS Region. You can activate the agent in a VPC (Virtual private Cloud) or provide the agent access to a VPC endpoint so you can run tasks without going over the public Internet. You can use an agent for more than one location. If a task uses multiple agents, all of them need to have status AVAILABLE for the task to run. If you use multiple agents for a source location, the status of all the agents must be AVAILABLE for the task to run. Agents are automatically updated by AWS on a regular basis, using a mechanism that ensures minimal interruption to your tasks.

Parameters

-ActivationKey <String>
Your agent activation key. You can get the activation key either by sending an HTTP GET request with redirects that enable you to get the agent IP address (port 80). Alternatively, you can get it from the AWS DataSync console.The redirect URL returned in the response provides you the activation key for your agent in the query string parameter activationKey. It might also include other activation-related parameters; however, these are merely defaults. The arguments you pass to this API call determine the actual configuration of your agent.For more information, see Activating an Agent in the AWS DataSync User Guide.
Required?True
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-AgentName <String>
The name you configured for your agent. This value is a text reference that is used to identify the agent in the console.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
Changes the cmdlet behavior to return the value passed to the ActivationKey parameter. The -PassThru parameter is deprecated, use -Select '^ActivationKey' instead. This parameter will be removed in a future version.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-SecurityGroupArn <String[]>
The ARNs of the security groups used to protect your data transfer task subnets. See CreateAgentRequest$SubnetArns.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesSecurityGroupArns
-Select <String>
Use the -Select parameter to control the cmdlet output. The default value is 'AgentArn'. Specifying -Select '*' will result in the cmdlet returning the whole service response (Amazon.DataSync.Model.CreateAgentResponse). Specifying the name of a property of type Amazon.DataSync.Model.CreateAgentResponse will result in that property being returned. Specifying -Select '^ParameterName' will result in the cmdlet returning the selected cmdlet parameter value.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-SubnetArn <String[]>
The Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) of the subnets in which DataSync will create elastic network interfaces for each data transfer task. The agent that runs a task must be private. When you start a task that is associated with an agent created in a VPC, or one that has access to an IP address in a VPC, then the task is also private. In this case, DataSync creates four network interfaces for each task in your subnet. For a data transfer to work, the agent must be able to route to all these four network interfaces.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesSubnetArns
The key-value pair that represents the tag that you want to associate with the agent. The value can be an empty string. This value helps you manage, filter, and search for your agents.Valid characters for key and value are letters, spaces, and numbers representable in UTF-8 format, and the following special characters: + - = . _ : / @.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesTags
-VpcEndpointId <String>
The ID of the VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) endpoint that the agent has access to. This is the client-side VPC endpoint, also called a PrivateLink. If you don't have a PrivateLink VPC endpoint, see Creating a VPC Endpoint Service Configuration in the AWS VPC User Guide.VPC endpoint ID looks like this: vpce-01234d5aff67890e1.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases AK
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases AWSProfilesLocation, ProfilesLocation
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases AWSProfileName, StoredCredentials
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases SecretAccessKey, SK
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases ST
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
Aliases RegionToCall
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the ActivationKey parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a System.String object. The service call response (type Amazon.DataSync.Model.CreateAgentResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z