AWS Cloud Assembly

Cloud Assembly allows you to choose and assemble all the resources intended to be protected and recovered.

AWS Cloud Assembly Creation

To create a new AWS Cloud Assembly in Appranix, follow the below steps:

In General Information,

  1. Enter the Cloud Assembly name and description
  2. Select the AWS Cloud Connection for which the resources have to be protected
  3. Select the desired primary region
  4. Click the "Allow cross-region recovery" toggle button for doing a same account another region recovery. And choose the desired recovery region
  5. Click the "Allow cross-account protection" toggle button for doing a cross-account recovery. And choose the desired recovery region

Note: The "Allow cross-account protection" option will be available only if the selected Cloud Connection has a shared connection.

In Resources,

  1. For AWS, select the VPC that has to be protected in this Cloud Assembly
  2. The resource can be chosen by the entire VPC or from the selected resources or using the Tags
  3. Selection using tags can be made by matching all the tags or matching at least one tag

Note: If "Entire VPC" is selected during this step, option to edit the resources after the assembly creation will not be available

In the protection strategy, (the following steps are applicable only when Lambda resources are selected for protection)

  1. Choose the primary region storage bucket (AWS S3) for storing Lambda protection backups
  2. Choose the recovery region storage bucket (AWS S3) for storing Lambda replication backups

For instructions on creating an S3 bucket for Lambda backups, click here

In Protection Policy,

  1. Select a protection policy to protect the resources
  2. Protection policy can be used to define the time at which the snapshot has to be taken and the number of snapshots to be retained using a retention count
  3. A policy template can be created to fit the protection needs best
  4. To create a new protection policy template, click here
  5. The policy can be activated as by the scheduled policy, immediately triggering one policy or by delaying to the specific time

In Review,

  1. Review the general information, resource information, and the protection policy details provided
  2. Edit the details if required and proceed to finish and create a Cloud Assembly


Once an AWS Cloud Assembly is created, you can find the ACTIONS in the top right corner.

  • Option to rename, disable or delete a Cloud Assembly is provided inside actions
  • Update the selected resource list or recovery region by choosing edit
  • Select CONFIGURATION to configure the Webhooks
  • Webhooks are HTTP/HTTPS callbacks that can be triggered pre- or post-recovery or post-reset. Click here to know more about webhooks
  • Choose the protection options for this specific Cloud Assembly

    • AMI visibility - An AMI(Amazon Machine Image) will be created automatically during protection for easy recovery on the AWS console

    • Protect boot disk only - Choose this option to protect only the boot disk in compute instance and ignore the storage volumes that are attached The additional disks can be chosen to be attached only to the primary region during recovery and not the recovery region. Attaching additional disks during recovery can be selected to happen automatically or manually

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