Getting Started with Amazon AWS
AWS services or capabilities described in AWS documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon AWS.

Amazon GameLift

Amazon GameLift is a fully managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling your session-based multiplayer game servers in the cloud. Amazon GameLift replaces the work required to host your own game servers, including buying and setting up hardware, and managing ongoing activity, security, storage, and performance tracking. The Amazon GameLift auto-scaling capabilities provide additional protection from having to pay for more resources than you need, while helping to ensure that your players can find and join games with minimal waiting. Amazon GameLift provides robust tool for matchmaking with FlexMatch.

Please note the following Amazon AWS implementation particulars, which are potentially relevant to all services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions.

  • To use services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, you need an account and credentials specific to the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Accounts and credentials for other AWS Regions will not work for services operating in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Likewise, accounts and credentials for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions will not work for other AWS Regions.

  • There are two Availability Zones in the Beijing Region.

  • There are three Availability Zones in the Ningxia Region.

  • In AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), you can grant or deny a service access to resources using the Principal policy element. Service principal values vary by Region.

  • The domain for both the Beijing and Ningxia Regions is amazonaws.cn.

  • The endpoints for services in the China (Beijing) Region and the China (Ningxia) Region are different from other global endpoints.

    • The endpoint domain for both the Beijing and Ningxia Regions is amazonaws.com.cn.

    • For an endpoint in the China (Beijing) Region, the Region value should be cn-north-1.

    • For an endpoint in the China (Ningxia) Region, the Region value should be cn-northwest-1.

    • For example, the endpoint for Elastic Load Balancing in the Beijing Region is elasticloadbalancing.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn.

    Endpoint syntax varies from service to service. For more information, see China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), and the service-specific documentation.

  • In the China Regions, the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) syntax includes a cn.

    For example: arn:aws-cn:iam::123456789012:user/division_abc/subdivision_xyz/Bob.

  • The EC2-Classic platform is not supported.

  • AWS Marketplace is not supported.

  • The free usage tier is not available in the China Regions.

Note

The AWS documentation might show code examples for endpoints and ARNs that are not specific for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. When using examples, verify you are using the correct endpoints and ARNs for your Region.

Language Options

Chinese is the default language for Amazon AWS documentation. To switch to the English version of the page, use the language selection dropdown at the top of the page. Note: Selecting a different language will update the language cookie, making it the default language.

Chinese-language URL syntax:
http://docs.amazonaws.cn/aws/latest/userguide/introduction.html
English-language URL syntax:
http://docs.amazonaws.cn/en_us/aws/latest/userguide/introduction.html

Feature Availability and Implementation Differences

In addition to Amazon AWS implemention differences common to all AWS services in China regions, the implementation of Amazon GameLift is unique in the following ways:

  • For any queues that are created and run in a China region, they must contain only destinations (either fleets or aliases) that are also in a China region; destinations in non-China regions cannot be used. In addition, destinations that run in a China region cannot be used by a queue that is in a non-China region.

  • For FlexMatch matchmaking, matchmaking configurations that are created and run in a China region must use only queues that are also in a China region; queues in non-China regions cannot be used. In addition, queues that run in a China region cannot be used by a matchmaking configuration that is in a non-China region.

User Guides

Amazon AWS user guides are available in HTML and PDF, in both Chinese and English. API guides are available in HTML and PDF, in English only. Currently, the API guides are not available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Links to API guides will take you to the global AWS site. Note that some features and functionality described in the guides may not be available in the current Amazon AWS release.