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

Setting Up Your Hardware Appliance

After you receive your AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance, you use the hardware appliance console to configure networking to provide an always-on connection to AWS and activate your appliance. Activation associates your appliance with the AWS account that is used during the activation process. After the appliance activates, you can launch a file, volume, or tape gateway in the Storage Gateway console.

To install and configure your hardware appliance, do the following:

  1. Rack-mount the appliance, and plug in power and network connections. For more information, see Rack-Mount Your Hardware Appliance and Connect It to Power.

  2. Set the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses for both the hardware appliance (the host) and Storage Gateway (the service). For more information, see Configure Network Parameters.

  3. Activate the hardware appliance on the console Hardware page in the AWS Region of your choice. For more information, see Activate Your Appliance.

  4. Install the Storage Gateway service on your hardware appliance. For more information, see Configure Your Gateway.

    You set up gateways on your hardware appliance the same way that you set up gateways on a VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor or an Amazon EC2 instance.