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Managing an Amazon FSx File System

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Lab description

Amazon FSx is a fully-managed service that allows developers to easily launch, run, and scale high-performance file systems in a cost-effective manner. Amazon FSx file systems support a wide range of workloads and use cases and are designed to adhere to industry-standard protocols.

In this hands-on lab, you will work with Amazon FSx to create an OpenZFS file system that will be shared between EC2 instances. You will also cover the quick mounting process to provide your EC2 instances access to your files in the system.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Create an Amazon FSx for OpenZFS file system
  • Mount the OpenZFS file system to an EC2 instance
  • Store and retrieve files from the shared file system

Intended Audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • Software Engineers


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

  • Amazon EC2

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:


March 25th, 2024 - Resolved FSx File System creation issue

About the author
Jun Fritz, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content. 

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Creating an Amazon FSx for OpenZFS File System
Connecting to the Virtual Machine Using EC2 Instance Connect
Mounting an FSx File System to EC2
Sharing an Amazon FSx File System