AWS Snow Family memberS

The AWS Snow Family is a collection of physical devices that help to physically transport up to exabytes of data into and out of AWS. 

AWS Snow Family is composed of AWS SnowconeAWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile.

These devices offer different capacity points, and most include built-in computing capabilities. AWS owns and manages the Snow Family devices and integrates with AWS security, monitoring, storage management, and computing capabilities.  

AWS Snowcone

AWS Snowcone is a small, rugged, and secure edge computing and data transfer device. 

It features 2 CPUs, 4 GB of memory, and 8 TB of usable storage.

AWS Snowball

AWS Snowball offers two types of devices:

  • Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices are well suited for large-scale data migrations and recurring transfer workflows, in addition to local computing with higher capacity needs.
    • Storage: 80 TB of hard disk drive (HDD) capacity for block volumes and Amazon S3 compatible object storage, and 1 TB of SATA solid state drive (SSD) for block volumes. 
    • Compute: 40 vCPUs, and 80 GiB of memory to support Amazon EC2 sbe1 instances (equivalent to C5).
  • Snowball Edge Compute Optimized provides powerful computing resources for use cases such as machine learning, full motion video analysis, analytics, and local computing stacks.
    • Storage: 42-TB usable HDD capacity for Amazon S3 compatible object storage or Amazon EBS compatible block volumes and 7.68 TB of usable NVMe SSD capacity for Amazon EBS compatible block volumes. 
    • Compute: 52 vCPUs, 208 GiB of memory, and an optional NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU. Devices run Amazon EC2 sbe-c and sbe-g instances, which are equivalent to C5, M5a, G3, and P3 instances.

AWS Snowmobile

AWS Snowmobile is an exabyte-scale data transfer service used to move large amounts of data to AWS. 

You can transfer up to 100 petabytes of data per Snowmobile, a 45-foot long ruggedized shipping container, pulled by a semi trailer truck.

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Osama

Connect to AWS Directory Services using Apache directory studio

Apache Directory Studio is a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with the ApacheDS. It is an Eclipse RCP application, composed of several Eclipse (OSGi) plugins, that can be easily upgraded with additional ones.

Step 1: Create a New Connection in Apache Directory Studio

  1. Start up Apache Directory Studio.
  2. Click the LDAP icon to create a new connection.

Step 2: Enter your Connection Information

  1. Enter a name for your connection.
  2. Enter the ‘Network Parameter‘ information as follows:
HostnameThe domain name for your LDAP server. If the LDAP server is not on the same network as Crowd, you may need to use the FQDN or IP address of the LDAP server.
PortFor normal LDAP connectivity, use 389. For SSL connectivity, use 636.
Parameters for connection
  1. Click the ‘Check Network Parameter‘ button to ensure your connection is successful.

Click ‘Next‘.

Step 3: Enter your Authentication Information

  1. Choose the ‘Authentication Method‘ from the dropdown list.
  2. Enter the ‘Authentication Parameter‘ information as follows:
Bind DN or userEnter the full DN of the account that will be used to connect to the LDAP directory. This account should have the ability to browse the entire LDAP directory tree.
Bind passwordEnter the password for the Bind DN account.
Paramter for Auhentication

3. Click the ‘Check Authentication‘ button to ensure this account can authenticate.

4. If this authentication is successful, click ‘Finish‘.

Once the authentication done successfully, you can connect to the Directory services and start browsing the Base DNs for the users.

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Osama