Adding an Amazon EC2 account
When an Amazon EC2 account is added to IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus, an inventory of the instances that are associated with the account is captured. You can then run backup and restore jobs and generate reports for the instances.
Before you begin
To add an EC2 account, complete the following steps:
- In the navigation panel, click .
- Click Manage Accounts.
- Click Add Account.
Populate the fields in the Account Properties section:
- Account Name
- Enter a meaningful name to identify the access key that you select for the account.
- Use existing access key
- To specify a previously entered access key for the account, select this option and then select the key from the Select a key list.
- If you do not select this option, complete the following fields to add a key.
- Access Key
- Enter the access key.
- Secret Key
- Enter the secret key.
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus confirms a network connection, adds the EC2 account to the database, and then catalogs the account instances.If a message indicates that the connection is unsuccessful, review your entries. If your entries are correct and the connection is unsuccessful, contact a network administrator to review the connection.
What to do next
When you add an EC2 account to IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, an inventory is automatically run on each instance that is associated with the account. Instances must be detected to ensure that they can be backed up. You can run a manual inventory at any time to detect updates. For instructions about running a manual inventory, see Detecting Amazon EC2 instances.