Creating an Access Node for an Amazon EC2 Hypervisor

If your environment includes at least one hypervisor that VM provisioning settings are specified for, you can create an access node for a hypervisor.

Perform this procedure after the Specifying VM Provisioning Settings for Amazon EC2 Access Nodes procedure.


  1. From the Command Center navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the Amazon hypervisor that will host the access node.

    The hypervisor properties page appears.

  3. On the Configuration tab, in the Access node section, click the Actions button, and then select Create access node.

    The Create access node dialog box appears.

  4. For Select operating system, select the operating system of the access node.

  5. In VM name, enter a name for the VM.

  6. From the Provisioning hypervisor list, select the hypervisor that will host the access node.

  7. From the Region list, select the region that will host the access node from.


    If you select a region that is configured in the VM provisioning settings, then VPC, Subnet list, Security group, and Key pair settings are not available for selection.

  8. From the Availability zone list, select the availability zone that you want to use to create access nodes.

  9. From the VPC list, select a VPC.

  10. From the Subnet list, select a subnet.

  11. From the Security group list, select a security group.

    After running a backup job, if you try to change the security group for the access nodes that will be launched in a new security group, the original security group is used anyway. To avoid that problem, remove the access nodes from the server group, and then select a new security group. The software creates new access nodes using the security group that you selected.

  12. If you are using an access node to host deduplication databases, move the Enable key pair toggle key to the right.

  13. In the confirmation dialog box that appears, click Yes.

  14. From the Key pair list, select the key pair that you want to use for logging on to the access node.

  15. If you want to specify tags for the provisioned access node, do the following:

    1. In the Tags section, click Add.
      The Add tag dialog box appears.

    2. In the Key box, enter the key value of the tag.

    3. In the Value, enter the value of the tag.

    4. Click Save.

  16. Click Save.


The new access node appears in the Access node section on the Configuration tab for the provisioning hypervisor.