AWS Storage Gateway
User Guide (API Version 2013-06-30)

Launch a Gateway

You can launch any of the three storage gateways on the appliance—file gateway, volume gateway (cached), or tape gateway.

To launch a gateway on your hardware appliance

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS Storage Gateway console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/home.

  2. Choose Hardware.

  3. For Actions, choose Launch Gateway.

  4. For Gateway Type, choose File Gateway, Tape Gateway, or Volume Gateway (Cached).

  5. For Gateway name, enter a name for your gateway. Names can be 255 characters long and can't include a slash character.

  6. Choose Launch gateway.

The Storage Gateway software for your chosen gateway type installs on the appliance. It can take up to 5–10 minutes for a gateway to show up as online in the console.

To assign a static IP address to your installed gateway, you next configure the gateway's network interfaces so your applications can use it.

Next Step

Configure an IP Address for the Gateway