20. Configure N2WS with CloudFormation

Install N2WS Backup & Recovery for AWS in one-click with CloudFormation. Follow our quick step-by-step guide to get up and running in minutes.

The process to configure N2WS to work with CloudFormation is a single stream that starts with subscribing to N2WS on the Amazon Marketplace and ends with configuring the N2WS server.

N2WS provides a number of editions all of which support CloudFormation.

An IAM role will automatically be created with minimal permissions and assigned to the N2WS instance.

  1. Go to https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00UIO8514/ref=_ptnr_qsg

Click Continue to Subscribe.

Click Continue to Configuration. Login and click Accept Terms.

Click Continue to Configuration.

In the Fulfillment Option drop-down list, select CloudFormation. Select the relevant Software Version and Region and then click Continue to Launch.

In the Launch this software page, select Launch CloudFormation in the Choose Action list and then click Launch.

The Create stack/Select Template page opens.

Under Choose a template, choose Specify an Amazon S3 template URL. Select the default Amazon S3 template URL and click Next. The Specify Details page opens.

Complete the Specify Details and Parameters sections. For Inbound Access CIDR, security groups act as a firewall for associated instances, controlling both inbound and outbound traffic at the instance level. Configuring Inbound Access CIDR allows you to add rules to a security group that enable you to connect to your Linux instance from your IP address using SSH:

If your IPv4 address is, specify to list this single IPv4 address in CIDR notation. If your company allocates addresses within a range, specify the entire range, such as

If you specify, it will enable all IPv4 addresses to access your instance using SSH.

For further details, refer to “Adding a Rule for Inbound SSH Traffic to a Linux Instance” at https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/authorizing-access-to-an-instance.html

Click Next. The Options page opens.

Complete the Options and click Next. The Review page opens.

Select the I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources checkbox. Click Create. The CloudFormation Stacks page opens.

Select the new stack. The Instances page opens.

Select the instance. Copy the Instance ID value shown in the Description tab and click Launch Instance. The N2WS Server Configuration page opens.

Note: Configure CPM with CloudFormation will fail where the requested Instance type is not supported in the requested Availability Zone. Retry your request, but do not specify an Availability Zone or choose us-east-1a, us-east-1b, us-east-1c, us-east-1d, or us-east-1f.

Continue configuring N2WS as in section 2.

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