At this step of the wizard, specify the following:
- In the Credentials drop-down list, select valid user credentials to access your Amazon S3 object storage.
If you already have a credentials record that was configured upfront, select such a record in the drop-down list. Otherwise, click Add and provide your access and secret keys, as described in Cloud Credentials Manager.
- In the Data center region drop-down list, specify the region type.
- In the Gateway server drop-down list, select a dedicated gateway server to access the internet.
You may need to configure such a gateway server, for example, if your organization uses NAT or different types of firewalls and your access to the internet is limited. You can use either Windows or Linux machine for this purposes. For more information on how to add such a server to your environment, see Adding Microsoft Windows Servers and Adding Linux Servers respectively.
During the addition of a gateway server, Veeam installs the transport service on the selected machine. The transport service is responsible for handling ingress/egress requests that are sent to/from the gateway server during working with the external repository data in Veeam Backup & Replication. If the transport service becomes outdated, it must be upgraded, as described in Upgrading External Repositories.
Gateway servers also store cached data, as described in Understanding Cache.
The default gateway server is the machine on which the Veeam Backup & Replication solution is installed.