Step 3: Choose Your Job Details - AWS Snowcone User Guide

Step 3: Choose Your Job Details

In this step, you provide details for your AWS Snow Family device job, including the job name, AWS Region, device type, Amazon S3 bucket name, and Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

To add job details

  1. On the AWS Snow Family Management Console, in the Name your job section, provide a name for your job in the Job name box.

  2. In the Choose your Snow device section, choose the AWS Snowcone device type that you want to use.

    AWS Snowcone device options

    • Snowcone – 8 TB storage (HDD), 4 GB memory, 2 vCPUs

    • Snowcone SSD – 14 TB storage (SSD), 4 GB memory, 2 vCPUs

                                      Screenshot of the device options.
  3. In the Snowcone power supply section, choose I will provide my own power supply and Ethernet cable. For information about power supplies, see AWS Snowcone Power Supply and Accessories.

  4. In the Choose your S3 storage section, choose to create a new Amazon S3 bucket, or choose the S3 bucket that you want to use in the Bucket name list. You can include additional S3 buckets. These buckets appear on your device as local S3 buckets.

  5. In the Compute using EC2 instances - optional section, choose EC2 AMI name. This option enables you to use compute Amazon EC2 instances in a cluster. It loads your Snowball Edge device with Amazon EC2 AMIs, and enables your device to function as a mobile data center.

    For more information, see Using Amazon EC2 Compute Instances.

    This feature incurs additional charges. For more information, see AWS Snowball Edge Pricing.

  6. Choose an AMI in the Source AMI name list. Or, search for an AMI in the Source AMI name box and choose Next.