Configuring AWS Tape Gateway

You can configure the AWS Tape Gateway as follows:

  1. Deploy an EC2 instance from the Storage Gateway Console – VTL Gateway – Amazon EC2 and configure the Gateway.

    See, http://docs.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/latest/userguide/ec2-gateway-common.html for more information.

  2. Activate the gateway from the AWS Storage Gateway console using the IP address associated with the EC2 instance.

    See, http://docs.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/latest/userguide/getting-ip-address.html#get-ip-from-ec2 for more information.

  3. Create the necessary tapes for the gateway as described in http://docs.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/latest/userguide/GettingStartedCreateTapes.html.
  4. Create another EC2 instance using Windows as your primary OS where the MediaAgent will be installed.
  5. Connect the Storage Gateway resources (VTL device) to the instance in which the MediaAgent is installed, using iSCSI as described in http://docs.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/latest/userguide/GettingStarted-create-tape-gateway.html.
  6. Log on to CommCell Console and open the Expert Storage Configuration dialog box.
    • From the ribbon in the CommCell Console, click the Storage tab, and then click Expert Storage Configuration.
    • Under Available MediaAgents, select the MediaAgent to which the library is attached and then click Add >>.
    • Click OK.
  7. Perform an exhaustive detection so that the library and tapes are discovered.
    • From the Expert Storage Configuration dialog box, click the Start menu and choose Detect/Config Devices....
    • Select the Exhaustive Detection(Only for libraries without Drive ID support) check box and click OK.
    • When the detection process is completed, the log file is displayed. Click Close to proceed.
    • Click OK in the Information message
  8. Configure the library.

    See Tape Libraries - Getting Started for more information.

Last modified: 8/2/2018 8:31:57 PM