hands-on lab

Integrating with an Amazon S3 File Gateway

Up to 1h
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Lab description

AWS Storage Gateway is an offering that helps you bridge the gap between on-premise and cloud storage. It can also be used in multi-cloud scenarios to enable hybrid cloud storage access. A storage gateway can be used with the popular NFS, SMB, and iSCSI protocols to provide seamless storage access for applications.

Learning how to set up and configure an Amazon S3 File Gateway will benefit anyone who works with storage solutions in the public AWS cloud.

In this hands-on lab, you will see end-to-end how to create, configure, and use an Amazon S3 File Gateway.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Set up a new Amazon S3 File Gateway
  • Create an S3-backed NFS file share
  • Mount the NFS share on a client machine

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Cloud Practitioner or AWS associate-level certifications
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • AWS Storage Gateway
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

Environment before

Environment after

About the author
Learning paths

Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Setting Up an S3 File Gateway
Creating an S3-Backed File Share
Connecting to the Virtual Machine Using EC2 Instance Connect
Using Your S3 File Gateway