Create a RDS instance:
To create a RDS Database please navigate to the page https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/
Once you login, you can select the region in which the DB should reside from the dropdown at the top right corner.
Once the above step is complete, click on the link DB Instances under the section Resources.
You will be directed to the page as shown below then click on the link Create Database
A set of fields will be presented as shown in the below screens that needs to be updated.
The following example will guide you to complete a PostgreSQL RDS instance.
If you would prefer to set all the configuration options, please select Standard Create else select Easy Create.
Engine type as PostgreSQL.
Version : Console requires a PostgreSQL 9.6+ database. Please select the version from the dropdown menu according to your needs. For more details on the system requirements, please refer to this document.
Template as Production.
Settings section will be used to set up the DB name, Master Username and Master Password for the DB instance. Please remember to note down the username and password for later use.
DB instance size can be selected from the dropdown. Capsule8 recommends db.m4.large or above. For more details on the system requirements, please refer to this document.
Storage size can be set using the below fields. Capsule8 recommends 500GiB or above
Connectivity settings determines virtual networking environment for this DB instance
Virtual Private Cloud(VPC) will be associated to the AWS account. You can select the available vpc's from the dropdown or create a new one.
Database authentication will help to set the type of authentication that will be required to access the DB. Normally its set to Password Authentication. If an additional layer of security is preffered, the option Password and IAM database authentication can be used.
Additional Configuration will help to set up configurations like Back Up, Encryption, Monitoring and Maintenance Window.
Once the details are entered as per the preference, Click on the link Create Database. If there are any missing fields or incorrect information provided, it will be highlighted and it has to be corrected/updated before creating the DB instance
Once the DB Instance is created successfully, it can be accessed from https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/home.
Click on the DB identifier and you can mange the instance from this page if there are any changes to be done.