AWS Storage Gateway

So the backups failed over the weekend and I decided to leverage AWS since my company uses them a crazy amount.

I installed the storage gateway and created some volumes. I then mounted the volumes via ISCSI to a VM host and created a VMFS file system.

This allows me to create a VM on the host but it’s storage is in amazon; so if the host goes belly up i just disconnect the iscsi or re connect to a different host.

This is huge!! I am going to start migrating the infrastructure on this (PXE, DNS, DHCP) as it is another layer of protection.

Yes it requires internet but I can replication and fail over so that AWS is primary and local is secondary or vice versa.

There is ISCSI attached to VM Host.

This amazing! long live the cloud!

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