[ aws . storagegateway ]



Activates the gateway you previously deployed on your host. In the activation process, you specify information such as the Amazon Web Services Region that you want to use for storing snapshots or tapes, the time zone for scheduled snapshots the gateway snapshot schedule window, an activation key, and a name for your gateway. The activation process also associates your gateway with your account. For more information, see UpdateGatewayInformation .


You must turn on the gateway VM before you can activate your gateway.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--activation-key <value>
--gateway-name <value>
--gateway-timezone <value>
--gateway-region <value>
[--gateway-type <value>]
[--tape-drive-type <value>]
[--medium-changer-type <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--activation-key (string)

Your gateway activation key. You can obtain the activation key by sending an HTTP GET request with redirects enabled to the gateway IP address (port 80). The redirect URL returned in the response provides you the activation key for your gateway in the query string parameter activationKey . It may also include other activation-related parameters, however, these are merely defaults – the arguments you pass to the ActivateGateway API call determine the actual configuration of your gateway.

For more information, see Getting activation key in the Storage Gateway User Guide .

--gateway-name (string)

The name you configured for your gateway.

--gateway-timezone (string)

A value that indicates the time zone you want to set for the gateway. The time zone is of the format “GMT-hr:mm” or “GMT+hr:mm”. For example, GMT-4:00 indicates the time is 4 hours behind GMT. GMT+2:00 indicates the time is 2 hours ahead of GMT. The time zone is used, for example, for scheduling snapshots and your gateway’s maintenance schedule.

--gateway-region (string)

A value that indicates the Amazon Web Services Region where you want to store your data. The gateway Amazon Web Services Region specified must be the same Amazon Web Services Region as the Amazon Web Services Region in your Host header in the request. For more information about available Amazon Web Services Regions and endpoints for Storage Gateway, see Storage Gateway endpoints and quotas in the Amazon Web Services General Reference .

Valid Values: See Storage Gateway endpoints and quotas in the Amazon Web Services General Reference .

--gateway-type (string)

A value that defines the type of gateway to activate. The type specified is critical to all later functions of the gateway and cannot be changed after activation. The default value is CACHED .


--tape-drive-type (string)

The value that indicates the type of tape drive to use for tape gateway. This field is optional.

Valid Values: IBM-ULT3580-TD5

--medium-changer-type (string)

The value that indicates the type of medium changer to use for tape gateway. This field is optional.

Valid Values: STK-L700 | AWS-Gateway-VTL | IBM-03584L32-0402

--tags (list)

A list of up to 50 tags that you can assign to the gateway. Each tag is a key-value pair.


Valid characters for key and value are letters, spaces, and numbers that can be represented in UTF-8 format, and the following special characters: + - = . _ : / @. The maximum length of a tag’s key is 128 characters, and the maximum length for a tag’s value is 256 characters.


A key-value pair that helps you manage, filter, and search for your resource. Allowed characters: letters, white space, and numbers, representable in UTF-8, and the following characters: + - = . _ : /.

Key -> (string)

Tag key. The key can’t start with aws:.

Value -> (string)

Value of the tag key.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.


GatewayARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the gateway. Use the ListGateways operation to return a list of gateways for your account and Amazon Web Services Region.