Document history - Amazon FSx for Windows File Server
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Document history

  • API version: 2018-03-01

  • Latest documentation update: September 22, 2022

The following table describes important changes to the Amazon FSx Windows User Guide. For notifications about documentation updates, you can subscribe to the RSS feed.

ChangeDescriptionDate

Support added for new CloudWatch metrics for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

FSx for Windows File Server now provides additional CloudWatch metrics that monitor file server and storage volume performance and capacity usage. For more information, see Metrics and dimensions.

September 22, 2022

Support added for file system performance warnings

Amazon FSx now provides warnings in the Performance & monitoring window when any of a set of CloudWatch metrics approach or cross predetermined thresholds for these metrics. Each warning also provides an actionable recommendation for improving the file system's performance. For more information, see Performance warnings and recommendations.

September 22, 2022

Support added for enhanced file system performance monitoring

The Amazon FSx console file system monitoring dashboard for FSx for Windows File Server file systems includes new Summary, Storage, and Performance sections. These sections display graphs of new CloudWatch metrics that provide you with enhanced performance monitoring. For more information, see Monitoring metrics with CloudWatch.

September 22, 2022

Support added for Amazon PrivateLink interface VPC endpoints.

You can now use interface VPC endpoints to access the Amazon FSx API from your VPC without sending traffic over the internet. For more information, see Amazon FSx and interface VPC endpoints.

April 5, 2022

Support added for Amazon Kendra

You can now use your FSx for Windows File Server file system as a data source for Amazon Kendra, allowing you to index and search for information contained in documents stored on your file system. For more information, see Using FSx for Windows File Server with Amazon Kendra.

March 26, 2022

Support added for file access auditing

You can now enable auditing of end-user accesses on files, folders,and file shares. You can choose to send audit event logs to the Amazon CloudWatch Logs or Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose services. For more information, see File access auditing.

June 8, 2021

Support added for copying backups

You can now use Amazon FSx to copy backups within the same Amazon account to another Amazon Web Services Region (cross-Region copies) or within the same Amazon Web Services Region (in-Region copies). For more information, see Copying backups.

April 12, 2021

Automatically increase a file system's storage capacity

Use an Amazon-developed customizable Amazon CloudFormation template to automatically increase your file system's stoage capacity when its capacity reaches a threshold that you specify. For more information, see Increasing storage capacity dynamically.

February 17, 2021

Support added for client access using non-private IP addresses

You can access FSx for Windows File Server file systems with on-premises clients using non-private IP addresses. For more information, see Supported environments. You can join FSx for Windows File Server file system to a self-managed Microsoft Active Directory with DNS servers and AD domain controllers that use non-private IP addresses. For more information, see Using Amazon FSx with Your Self-Managed Microsoft Active Directory.

December 17, 2020

Support added for using DNS aliases

You can now associate DNS aliases with your FSx for Windows File Server file systems that you can use to access the data on your file system. For more information, see Managing DNS aliases and Walkthrough 5: Using DNS aliases to access your file system.

November 9, 2020

Support added for Amazon Elastic Container Service

You can now use FSx for Windows File Server with Amazon ECS. For more information, see Supported Clients.

November 9, 2020

Amazon FSx is now integrated with Amazon Backup

You can now use Amazon Backup to back up and restore your FSx file systems in addition to using native Amazon FSx backups. For more information, see Using Amazon Backup with Amazon FSx.

November 9, 2020

Support added for throughput capacity scaling

You can now modify the throughput capacity for existing FSx for Windows File Server file systems as your throughput requirements evolve. For more information, see Managing Throughput Capacity.

June 1, 2020

Support added for storage capacity scaling

You can now increase the storage capacity for existing FSx for Windows File Server file systems as your storage requirements evolve. For more information, see Managing Storage Capacity.

June 1, 2020

Support added for hard disk drive (HDD) storage

HDD storage gives you price and performance flexibility when using FSx for Windows File Server. For more information, see Optimizing Costs with Amazon FSx.

March 26, 2020

Support added for file transfer using Amazon DataSync

You can now use Amazon DataSync to transfer files to and from your FSx for Windows File Server. For more information, see Migrate Files to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Using Amazon DataSync.

February 4, 2020

FSx for Windows File Server releases support for additional Windows file system administration tasks

You can now manage and administer file shares, data deduplication, storage quotas, and encryption in transit for your file shares using the Amazon FSx CLI for remote management on PowerShell. For more information, see Administering File Systems.

November 20, 2019

FSx for Windows File Server releases native Multi-AZ support

You can use Multi-AZ deployment for FSx for Windows File Server to more easily create file systems with high availability that span multiple Availability Zones (AZs). For more information, see Availability and Durability: Single-AZ and Multi-AZ File Systems.

November 20, 2019

FSx for Windows File Server releases support for managing user sessions and open files

You can now use the Shared Folders tool native to Microsoft Windows to manage user sessions and open files on your FSx for Windows File Server file systems. For more information, see Managing User Sessions and Open Files.

October 17, 2019

Amazon FSx releases support for Microsoft Windows shadow copies

You can now configure Windows shadow copies on your FSx for Windows File Server file systems. Shadow copies enable your users to easily undo file changes and compare file versions by restoring files to previous versions. For more information, see Working with Shadow Copies.

July 31, 2019

Amazon FSx releases shared Microsoft Active Directory support

You can now join FSx for Windows File Server file systems to Amazon Managed Microsoft AD directories that are in a different VPC or in a different Amazon Web Services account than the file system. For more information, see Active Directory Support.

June 25, 2019

Amazon FSx releases enhanced Microsoft Active Directory support

You can now join FSx for Windows File Server file systems to your self-managed Microsoft Active Directory domains, either on-premises or in the cloud. For more information, see Active Directory Support.

June 24, 2019

Amazon FSx complies with SOC certification

Amazon FSx has been assessed to comply with SOC certification. For more information, see Security and Data Protection.

May 16, 2019

Added clarifying note regarding Amazon Direct Connect, VPN, and inter-region VPC peering connection support

Amazon FSx file systems created after February 22, 2019 are accessible using Amazon Direct Connect, VPN, and inter-region VPC peering. For more information, see Supported Access Methods.

February 25, 2019

Amazon Direct Connect, VPN, and inter-region VPC peering connection support added

You can now access Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems from on-premises resources and from resources in a different Amazon VPC or Amazon Web Services account. For more information, see Supported Access Methods.

February 22, 2019

Amazon FSx is now generally available

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides Microsoft Windows file servers that are fully managed, backed by a fully native Windows file system. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides the features, performance, and compatibility to easily lift and shift enterprise applications to Amazon.

November 28, 2018