Activating your gateway in a virtual private cloud - AWS Storage Gateway

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Activating your gateway in a virtual private cloud

You can create a private connection between your on-premises gateway appliance and cloud-based storage infrastructure. You can use this connection to activate your gateway and enable it to transfer data to AWS storage services without communicating over the public internet. Using the Amazon VPC service, you can launch AWS resources, including private network interface endpoints, in a custom virtual private cloud (VPC). A VPC gives you control over network settings such as IP address range, subnets, route tables, and network gateways. For more information about VPCs, see What is Amazon VPC? in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

To activate your gateway in a VPC, use the Amazon VPC Console to create a VPC endpoint for Storage Gateway and get the VPC endpoint ID, then specify this VPC endpoint ID when you create and activate the gateway. For more information, see Connect your Volume Gateway to AWS.

Note

You must activate your gateway in the same region where you create the VPC endpoint for Storage Gateway

Creating a VPC endpoint for Storage Gateway

Follow these instructions to create a VPC endpoint. If you already have a VPC endpoint for Storage Gateway, you can use it to activate your gateway.

To create a VPC endpoint for Storage Gateway

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon VPC console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/vpc/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Endpoints, and then choose Create Endpoint.

  3. On the Create Endpoint page, choose AWS Services for Service category.

  4. For Service Name, choose com.amazonaws.region.storagegateway. For example com.amazonaws.us-east-2.storagegateway.

  5. For VPC, choose your VPC and note its Availability Zones and subnets.

  6. Verify that Enable Private DNS Name is not selected.

  7. For Security group, choose the security group that you want to use for your VPC. You can accept the default security group. Verify that all of the following TCP ports are allowed in your security group:

    • TCP 443

    • TCP 1026

    • TCP 1027

    • TCP 1028

    • TCP 1031

    • TCP 2222

  8. Choose Create endpoint. The initial state of the endpoint is pending. When the endpoint is created, note the ID of the VPC endpoint that you just created.

  9. When the endpoint is created, choose Endpoints, then choose the new VPC endpoint.

  10. In the DNS Names section, use the first DNS name that doesn't specify an Availability Zone. Your DNS name look similar to this: vpce-1234567e1c24a1fe9-62qntt8k.storagegateway.us-east-1.vpce.amazonaws.com

Now that you have a VPC endpoint, you can create your gateway. For more information, see Creating a Gateway.