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Nutanix Cloud Connect with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Demo

by Community Manager ‎05-17-2016 12:10 AM - edited ‎05-17-2016 04:13 AM (8,331 Views)

The Nutanix cloud connect feature enables you to configure Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a remote site for virtual machine backups. The AWS remote site is a single node cluster which creates an m1.xlarge EC2 instance. A bucket is created in AWS S3 that can store up to 30 TB of data.


You need to keep the following points in mind while creating a backup in AWS:

  • You need to generate an access key and secret access key in AWS. You will add these keys while creating a remote site for AWS. 
  • For production version, it's recommended that you use VPN Connection. You need AWS Direct
  • Connect to use this option. For this demonstration, SSH Tunnel option is used.
  • The container should have the same name in Nutanix cluster and AWS.

This demonstration is divided into following four tasks:

  • Create a container
  • Create a VM in the container
  • Create a Remote Site
  • Create a Protection Domain



Relates Articles

Announcing Nutanix Cloud Connect

Building Flexible Hybrid Clouds with Nutanix


This post is authored by Deepa Pottangadi, Instructional Designer at Nutanix




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