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Amazon EFS now in the EC2 Launch Instance Wizard



You can now configure Amazon EC2 instances to mount [Amazon EFS](/efs/) file systems using the EC2 Launch Instance Wizard. This integration simplifies the process of configuring EC2 instances to mount EFS file systems at launch time with recommended mount options. Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides a simple, scalable, fully managed elastic NFS file system for use with AWS Cloud services and on-premises resources. Multiple EC2 instances can mount an EFS file system and share file data using standard Linux tools and commands. Amazon EFS file systems are often used for web serving and content management, application development and testing, media and entertainment workflows, machine learning and data science notebooks, database backups, container storage, and enterprise applications that utilize shared storage. To get started, open the [EC2 Launch Instance Wizard]( and select the EFS file system you want to mount from **Step 3: Configure Instance Details**, or click **Create new file system**. To learn more, see the [EC2 Launch Instance Wizard documentation]( and the [Amazon EFS documentation](