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

Deploying a Volume or Tape Gateway on an Amazon EC2 Host

You can deploy and activate a volume or tape gateway on an Amazon EC2 instance. Gateways hosted on Amazon EC2 instances can be used for disaster recovery and data mirroring. The EC2 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is available in the AWS Marketplace For volume gateway and tape gateways, we recommend using the 1-Click Launch.


Amazon EC2 AMIs that are provided at AWS Marketplace might not be available in all AWS Regions.

Provisioning an Amazon EC2 Host by Using 1-Click Launch

To deploy a gateway on an Amazon EC2 instance

  1. On the Select host platform page, choose Amazon EC2.

  2. Choose Launch with AWS Marketplace. You are redirected to AWS Marketplace where you launch the EC2 AMI.

  3. On AWS Marketplace, choose Continue.

  4. Choose 1-Click Launch. Doing this launches the AMI with default settings.

  5. If this is your first time using an AWS Storage Gateway AMI, choose Accept Terms to accept the terms of service.

  6. Review the default settings. You can accept and use these default settings or modify them to meet your needs.

    The 1-Click Launch feature comes with an autogenerated security group that is named AWS Storage Gateway-1-0-AutogenByAWSMP. For information about security group settings, see Configuring Security Groups for Your Amazon EC2 Gateway Instance.

  7. After reviewing all your settings, choose Launch with 1-Click.

  8. Choose Return to Product Page and locate your instance on the Amazon EC2 console.


    EC2 instances launched with the 1-Click Launch functionality come with one root Amazon EBS volume. You need to add additional EBS volumes to your instance as a separate step after the instance is launched. For information about how to add EBS volumes, see Attaching an Amazon EBS Volume to an Instance.

  9. In the Amazon EC2 console, choose your Amazon EC2 instance, choose the Description tab at the bottom, and then note the IP address. You will use this IP address to connect to the gateway.