System Requirements for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Amazon RDS for SQL Server Environment

The Amazon RDS for SQL Server environment must include the following:

  • An Amazon RDS account.

  • An Amazon RDS SQL instance

  • An Amazon S3 bucket

  • A Windows EC2 client with SQL Server agent installed that will be used as the access node. If the client accesses Amazon RDS through a proxy server, then the user that runs the Commvault services must have the proxy settings configured through Internet Explorer. If the Commvault services run under a local system account, then perform the following steps to set the proxy settings:

    1. To open a command window with the local system account, run the following command:

      psexec.exe -i -s -d cmd.exe

    2. To confirm the user account, run the following command:


    3. To set the proxy server, run the following command:


    4. Configure Internet Proxy settings on your computer.

    If you use the Access and Secret Key method for authentication, you can use an EC2 or an on-premises SQL client as the access node.

  • An account that is one of the following:


The Commvault software supports all versions and editions of Microsoft SQL Server that are supported by AWS. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon RDS in the AWS documentation.