Step 1. Sign in to Your AWS Account - SQL Server with WSFC on AWS

Step 1. Sign in to Your AWS Account

  1. Sign in to your AWS account at with an IAM user role that has the necessary permissions. For details, see Planning the Deployment earlier in this guide.

  2. Make sure that your AWS account is configured correctly, as discussed in the Technical Requirements section.

  3. Use the AWS Region selector in the navigation bar to choose the AWS Region where you want to deploy SQL Server on AWS.


    This deployment includes Secrets Manager, which isn’t currently supported in all AWS Regions. For a current list of supported regions, see endpoints and quotas webpage in the AWS documentation. Also, if you’re planning to deploy an architecture with three Availability Zones, choose an AWS Region that supports three zones.