Step 3. Specify AWS Account
At the Account step of the wizard, do the following:
- From the AWS account drop-down list, select access keys of an IAM user that belongs to an AWS account in which the backup appliance will reside. Veeam Backup & Replication will use permissions of the specified IAM user to deploy the backup appliance, and further to connect to this appliance. For more information on the required permissions, see Plug-in Permissions.
For access keys of an IAM user to be displayed in the AWS account drop-down list, the keys must be created in AWS and added to the Cloud Credentials Manager. If you have not added the keys to the Cloud Credentials Manager beforehand, you can do it without closing the wizard. To do that, click either the Manage cloud accounts link or the Add button, and specify the access key and secret key in the Credentials window.
An AWS account in which the backup appliance will be deployed must have the Veeam Backup for AWS FREE Trial & BYOL Edition subscription in AWS Marketplace. To learn how to subscribe to Veeam Backup for AWS FREE Trial & BYOL Edition, see Installing Veeam Backup for AWS Using CloudFormation Template (the steps 1–4).
- From the AWS region drop-down list, specify whether the backup appliance will reside in an AWS Global or AWS GovCloud (US) region.
To check region availability, Veeam Backup & Replication establishes a temporary test connection to the US East (N. Virginia) region using endpoints of the AWS Security Token Service (STS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) AWS services. That is why the backup server must have access to this AWS Region.
- From the Data center drop-down list, select an AWS Region where you want to deploy the backup appliance.
For more information on regions and availability zones, see AWS Documentation.