Mount Elastic File System (EFS) on EC2

Lab Details:

  1. This lab walks you through the steps to create an Elastic File System.

  2. You will launch and configure two Amazon EC2 Instances.

  3. You will practice mounting the EFS to both instances by logging into each instance via SSH authentication.

  4. You will practice sharing files between two instances.

  5. Duration: 1 hour

  6. AWS Region: US East (N. Virginia)


  1. Log into AWS Management Console.

  2. Create an Elastic File System.

  3. Create 2 Amazon Linux Instances from an Amazon Linux AMI

  4. Find your instance in the AWS Management Console.

  5. SSH into your instance.

  6. Install NFS Client and mount EFS onto the instances.

  7. Test sharing files between the instances.

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