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User Guide (API Version 2013-06-30)

Performing Maintenance Tasks on the Hyper V Local Console

For a gateway deployed on-premises, you can perform the following maintenance tasks using the Hyper V host local console.

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. Ensure 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.

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

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

Synchronizing Your Gateway VM Time

For a gateway deployed on VMware ESXi, setting the hypervisor host time and synchronizing the VM time to the host is sufficient to avoid time drift. For more information, see Synchronizing VM Time with Host Time. For a gateway deployed on Microsoft Hyper-V, you should periodically check your VM's time using the procedure described following.

To view and synchronize the time of a Hyper-V gateway VM to an NTP server

  1. Log in to your gateway's local console.

  2. On the AWS Storage Gateway Configuration main menu, type 4 for System Time Management.

  3. On the System Time Management menu, type 1 for View and Synchronize System Time.

  4. If the result indicates that you should synchronize your VM's time to the Network Time Protocol (NTP) time, type y. Otherwise, type n.

    If you type y to synchronize, the synchronization might take a few moments.

    The following screenshot shows a VM that does not require time synchronization.

    The following screenshot shows a VM that does require time synchronization.

Configuring Your Gateway for Multiple NICs in Microsoft Hyper-V Host

The following procedure assumes that your gateway VM already has one network adapter defined and that you are adding a second adapter. This procedure shows how to add an adapter for a Microsoft Hyper-V host.

To configure your gateway to use an additional network adapter in a Microsoft Hyper-V Host

  1. On the Storage Gateway console, turn off the gateway. For instructions, see To stop a volume or tape gateway.

  2. In the Microsoft Hyper-V Manager, select your gateway VM.

  3. If the VM isn't turned off already, open the context (right-click) menu for your gateway and choose Turn Off.

  4. In the client, open the context menu for your gateway VM and choose Settings.

  5. In the Settings dialog box for the VM, for Hardware, choose Add Hardware.

  6. In the Add Hardware pane, choose Network Adapter, and then choose Add to add a device.

  7. Configure the network adapter, and then choose Apply to apply settings.

    In the following example, Virtual Network 2 is selected for the new adapter.

  8. In the Settings dialog box, for Hardware, confirm that the second adapter was added, and then choose OK.

  9. On the Storage Gateway console, turn on the gateway. For instructions, see To start a volume or tape gateway.

  10. In the Navigation pane choose Gateways, then select the gateway to which you added the adapter. Confirm that the second IP address is listed in the Details tab.

For information about local console tasks common to VMware and Hyper-V host, see Performing Common Maintenance Tasks on the VM Local Console