Accessing the Gateway Local Console - AWS Storage Gateway

Accessing the Gateway Local Console

How you access your VM's local console depends on the type of the Hypervisor you deployed your gateway VM on. In this section, you can find information on how to access the VM local console using Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), VMware ESXi, and Microsoft Hyper-V Manager.

Accessing the Gateway Local Console with Linux KVM

There are different ways to configure virtual machines running on KVM, depending on the Linux distribution being used. Instructions for accessing KVM configuration options from the command line follow. Instructions might differ depending on your KVM implementation.

To access your gateway's local console with KVM

  1. Use the following command to list the VMs that are currently available in KVM.

    # virsh list

    You can choose available VMs by Id.

  2. Use the following command to access the local console.

    # virsh console VM_Id
  3. To get default credentials to log in to the local console, see Logging in to the Local Console Using Default Credentials.

  4. After you have logged in, you can activate and configure your gateway.

Accessing the Gateway Local Console with VMware ESXi

To access your gateway's local console with VMware ESXi

  1. In the VMware vSphere client, select your gateway VM.

  2. Make sure that the gateway is turned on.

    Note

    If your gateway VM is turned on, a green arrow icon appears with the VM icon, as shown in the following screenshot. If your gateway VM is not turned on, you can turn it on by choosing the green Power On icon on the Toolbar menu.

  3. Choose the Console tab.

    After a few moments, the VM is ready for you to log in.

    Note

    To release the cursor from the console window, press Ctrl+Alt.

  4. To log in using the default credentials, continue to the procedure Logging in to the Local Console Using Default Credentials.

Access the Gateway Local Console with Microsoft Hyper-V

To access your gateway's local console (Microsoft Hyper-V)

  1. In the Virtual Machines list of the Microsoft Hyper-V Manager, select your gateway VM.

  2. Make sure that the gateway is turned on.

    Note

    If your gateway VM is turned on, Running is displayed as the State of the VM, as shown in the following screenshot. If your gateway VM is not turned on, you can turn it on by choosing Start in the Actions pane.

  3. In the Actions pane, choose Connect.

    The Virtual Machine Connection window appears. If an authentication window appears, type the user name and password provided to you by the hypervisor administrator.

    After a few moments, the VM is ready for you to log in.

  4. To log in using the default credentials, continue to the procedure Logging in to the Local Console Using Default Credentials.