I’ve been doing a little more within AWS over the past month or so related to my work with VMware Cloud on AWS and the setting up of EC2 instances to use as Veeam Linux Repositories. When deploying a linux based instance in AWS you set a key pair to the instance at the time of deployment. You then download the private key pem file and use that to remotely connect to the instance when desired.
In my testing, I wanted to configure this EC2 instance as a Linux Repository. When creating a new repository you need to set up the Linux server with the key pair. To do this you need to select the Add Linux Private Key drop down in the new Linux Server window.
The check box to Elevate specified account to root is also selected. Accept the server thumbprint as shown below.
So there you go, a quick post on how to get an EC2 Linux instance up and running in Veeam Backup & Replication as a Linux Repository.