Preparation steps

To prepare for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, you should consider the following steps:

  • Determine storage requirements: Choose the right storage capacity for your file system based on your data and performance needs.

  • Create a VPC: You need to launch Amazon FSx in a virtual private cloud (VPC) in your AWS account.

  • Network Configuration: Ensure your VPC has the appropriate subnets, security groups, and network access control lists to allow the necessary traffic to and from Amazon FSx.

  • Windows Active Directory: If you need to integrate Amazon FSx with Windows Active Directory, set up a domain controller in your VPC.

  • Security Group Configuration: Configure the security group for your Amazon FSx file system to control inbound and outbound traffic.

  • Data Transfer: If you have data to transfer to your file system, plan for and execute the data transfer process.

  • Create Amazon FSx file system: Use the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or AWS SDKs to create an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file system.

  • Test connectivity: Verify that you can connect to your file system and access your data.

  1. Ceate Environment
  2. Create an SSD Multi-AZ file system
  3. Create an HDD Multi-AZ file system