Activating the Storage Gateway Instance

  1. RDP back into the Jump Server, open up the Microsoft Edge browser and login to the AWS Storage Gateway Console from there https://console.aws.amazon.com/storagegateway
  2. Click through the options again, until we’re back at the File Gateway section, this time click on Next:

  3. For the Endpoint type, select VPC, then input the Endpoint DNS Address we grabbed earlier:

  4. In the next section, input the Storage Gateway EC2 private IP address you grabbed earlier, then click Next:

  5. Once you have properly connected to the Storage Gateway Instance, just fill in the appropriate fields, then click Activate Gateway:

  6. In this section, you will designate a drive as a cache - in this case, choose the 2 NVME drives as the Cache disks (Buffers), then click on Configure Logging:

  7. Select Create a new log group then click Save and continue: