How can I set up VMware High Availability on my file gateway?

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I created a file gateway on AWS Storage Gateway. My file gateway uses VMware ESXi as the host platform. I want to configure VMware High Availability (HA) on my file gateway.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client. For more information, see Log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client on the VMware vSphere Documentation Center.
  2. From the navigation pane, choose Cluster.
  3. Choose the Configure tab.
  4. From the cluster's navigation pane, choose VM Overrides. Then, choose Add.
  5. In the Add VM Override Cluster dialog box, for Select a VM, select your file gateway. Then, choose Next.
  6. For Add VM Override, under vSphere HA - VM Monitoring, select the check box for Override. Then, confirm that VM and Application Monitoring is selected.
  7. Choose Finish.
  8. From the cluster's navigation pane, choose vSphere Availability. Then, choose EDIT.
  9. In the Edit Cluster Settings dialog box, for VM Monitoring, select VM and Application Monitoring. Then, choose OK.

To test the VMware HA configuration on your file gateway, do the following:

  1. Copy test files to a file share from your file gateway that's mounted on your client.
  2. While the copy job is in progress, go back to the vSphere Web Client.
  3. From the navigation pane, open the context (right-click) menu for your file gateway, and then choose Power, Restart Guest OS.
  4. In the Confirm Guest Restart dialog box, choose YES.
  5. Restarting the guest OS pauses the transfer. After your gateway is back online, confirm that your copy job resumes.

AWS OFFICIALUpdated 2 years ago