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Setup Amazon EFS in 60 seconds

Andreas Wittig – 29 Jun 2016

AWS announced Amazon EFS, a scalable network file system, at re:Invent 2014 almost two years ago. Finally, EFS is now generally available and production-ready in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland).

Are you interested in giving EFS a try? This article shows you how to setup your first EFS environment within 60 seconds.

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  1. Launch Stack
  2. Click Next to proceed with the next step of the wizard.
  3. Specify the parameters for the stack.
  4. Click Next to proceed with the next step of the wizard.
  5. Click Next to skip the Options step of the wizard.
  6. Click Create to start the creation of the stack.
  7. Wait until the stack reaches the state CREATE_COMPLETE

Afterward, you can connect to the EC2 instance, named the same as the CloudFormation stack, via SSH. EFS is mounted under /efs.

Happy testing!

Andreas Wittig

Andreas Wittig

I’m an independent consultant, technical writer, and programming founder. All these activities have to do with AWS. I’m writing this blog and all other projects together with my brother Michael.

In 2009, we joined the same company as software developers. Three years later, we were looking for a way to deploy our software—an online banking platform—in an agile way. We got excited about the possibilities in the cloud and the DevOps movement. It’s no wonder we ended up migrating the whole infrastructure of Tullius Walden Bank to AWS. This was a first in the finance industry, at least in Germany! Since 2015, we have accelerated the cloud journeys of startups, mid-sized companies, and enterprises. We have penned books like Amazon Web Services in Action and Rapid Docker on AWS, we regularly update our blog, and we are contributing to the Open Source community. Besides running a 2-headed consultancy, we are entrepreneurs building Software-as-a-Service products.

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