Step 3: Choose Your Job Details - Amazon Snowball Edge Developer Guide
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Step 3: Choose Your Job Details

In this step, you provide details for your Amazon Snow Family device job, including the job name, Amazon Web Services Region, device type, Amazon S3 bucket name, and Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

To add job details

  1. On the Amazon Snow Family Management Console, in the Name your job section, provide a name for your job in the Job name box.

  2. In the Choose your Snow device section, choose the Snow Family device.

    Note

    Some of these options might not be available in certain Amazon Web Services Regions.

    Amazon Snowball Edge device options

    • Snowball Edge Storage Optimized – 80 TB storage (HDD), 32 GB memory, 24 vCPUs

    • Snowball Edge Compute Optimized – 39.5 TB storage (HDD), 7.68 TB storage (SSD), 208 GB memory, 52 vCPUs

    • Snowball Edge Compute Optimized with GPU – 39.5 TB storage, 7.68 TB storage (SSD), 208 GB memory, 52 vCPUs with GPU

    
                        Screenshot of the device options and configurations.
    Note
    • When you're ordering clustered jobs, only the Snowball Edge device type is supported.

    • The device capacity is optional.

    • The availability of device types differs by Amazon Web Services Region. For more information about Region availability, see Amazon Regional Services.

  3. In the Choose your data transfer mechanism section, choose either S3 or NFS.

    Warning

    The NFS transfer type does not support the S3 interface. If you proceed with the NFS Transfer Type, you must mount the NFS share to transfer objects. Using the Amazon CLI to transfer objects will fail. See Using NFS for Offline Data Transfer for more information.

  4. Depending on the transfer mechanism that you chose, do one of the following:

    • In the Choose your S3 storage section, choose to create a new Amazon S3 bucket, or choose the S3 bucket that you want to use in the Bucket name list. You can include additional S3 buckets. These buckets appear on your device as local S3 buckets.

    • In the Choose your NFS storage section, choose to create a new S3 bucket, or choose the S3 bucket that you want to use in the Bucket name list. You can include additional S3 buckets. These buckets appear on your device as Network File System (NFS) mount points.

  5. In the Compute using EC2 instances - optional section, choose EC2 AMI name. This option enables you to use compute Amazon EC2 instances in a cluster. It loads your Snowball Edge device with Amazon EC2 AMIs, and enables your device to function as a mobile data center.

    For more information, see Using Amazon EC2 Compute Instances.

    This feature incurs additional charges. For more information, see Amazon Snowball Edge Pricing.

  6. Choose an AMI in the Source AMI name list. Or, search for an AMI in the Source AMI name box and choose Next.