Newer instructions for Accumulo 2.0.0 are available
Running on S3 requires a new feature in Accumulo 2.0. Accumulo has a pluggable volume chooser that tells Accumulo which URL a new file should be placed on. In 2.0 this volume chooser was updated to be aware of write ahead logs. Before 2.0 when the volume chooser was asked where it should put a file, it did not know if the request was for a write ahead log. In 2.0 it knows this, which allows write ahead logs to be placed on HDFS and table files on S3. This is important because S3 does not support the needs of write ahead logs.
First set S3A settings in