Task 3: Automatically connect your EC2 instance to your RDS database - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
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Task 3: Automatically connect your EC2 instance to your RDS database

Task objective

The objective of this task is to use the automatic connection feature in the EC2 console to automatically configure the connection between your EC2 instance and your RDS database.

Steps to connect your EC2 instance and RDS database

Use the following steps to connect your EC2 instance and RDS database using the automatic feature in the EC2 console.

To view an animation of these steps, see View an animation: Automatically connect a newly-launched EC2 instance to an RDS database.

To automatically connect an EC2 instance to an RDS database using the EC2 console

  1. On the instance launch confirmation page (it should be open from the previous task), choose Connect an RDS database.

    If you closed the confirmation page, follow these steps:

    1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/ec2/.

    2. In the navigation pane, choose Instances.

    3. Select the EC2 instance that you just created, and then choose Actions, Networking, Connect RDS database.

      If Connect RDS database is not available, check that the EC2 instance is in the Running state.

  2. For Database role, choose Instance. Instance in this case refers to the database instance.

  3. For RDS database, choose the RDS database that you created in Task 1.

    Note

    The EC2 instance and the RDS database must be in the same VPC in order to connect to each other.

  4. Choose Connect.


								This animation shows how to select an existing EC2 instance in the EC2 console and use the automatic connection
									feature to connect the EC2 instance to an RDS database. For the text
									version of this animation, see the steps in the preceding
									procedure.

You're now ready for Task 4: Verify the connection configuration.