Connecting to Your Local Network - Amazon Snowball Edge Developer Guide
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Connecting to Your Local Network

Using the following procedure, you connect the Amazon Snowball Edge device to your local network. The device doesn't need to be connected to the internet. The device has three doors: a front, a back, and a top.

To connect the device to your network
  1. Open the front and back doors, sliding them inside the device door slots. Doing this gives you access to the touch screen on the LCD display embedded in the front of the device, and the power and network ports in the back.


    Don't close the front and back doors while you're using the Snowball Edge device. The open doors allow air to cool the device. Closing the doors while using the device may cause the device to shut down to prevent overheating.

  2. Open the top door and remove the provided power cable from the cable nook, and plug the device into power.

  3. Choose one of your RJ45, SFP+, or QSFP+ network cables, and plug the device into your network. The network ports are on the back of the device.

  4. Power on the Amazon Snowball Edge device by pressing the power button above the LCD display.

  5. When the device is ready, the LCD display shows a short video while the device is getting ready to start. After about 10 minutes, the device is ready to be unlocked.

  6. (Optional) Change the default network settings through the LCD display by choosing CONNECTION.

    You can change your IP address to a different static address, which you provide by using the following procedure.

To troubleshoot boot-up problems, see Troubleshooting boot‐up problems.

To change the IP address of an Amazon Snowball Edge device
  1. On the LCD display, choose CONNECTION.

    A screen appears that shows you the current network settings for the Amazon Snowball Edge device. The IP address below the drop-down box is automatically updated to reflect the DHCP address that the Amazon Snowball Edge device requested.

  2. (Optional) Change the IP address to a static IP address. You can also keep it as is.

The device is now connected to your network.


To prevent corrupting your data, don't disconnect the Amazon Snowball Edge device or change its connection settings while it's in use.

Next: Getting credentials to access a Snow Family device