Amazon Virtual Private Cloud VPCs and Amazon Aurora - Amazon Aurora
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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud VPCs and Amazon Aurora

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to launch Amazon resources, such as Aurora DB clusters, into a virtual private cloud (VPC).

When you use an Amazon VPC, you have control over your virtual networking environment: you can choose your own IP address range, create subnets, and configure routing and access control lists. There is no additional cost to run your DB instance in an Amazon VPC.

Accounts that support only the EC2-VPC platform have a default VPC. All new DB instances are created in the default VPC unless you specify otherwise. If you are a new Amazon Aurora customer, if you have never created a DB instance before, or if you are creating a DB instance in an Amazon Region you have not used before, you are most likely on the EC2-VPC platform and have a default VPC.

This documentation only discusses VPC functionality relevant to Amazon Aurora DB clusters. For more information about Amazon VPC, see Amazon VPC Getting Started Guide and Amazon VPC User Guide. For information about using a network address translation (NAT) gateway, see NAT gateways in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud User Guide.