Step 5: Create Your Aurora MySQL Target Endpoint - Database Migration Guide
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Step 5: Create Your Aurora MySQL Target Endpoint

Next, you can provide information for the target Amazon Aurora MySQL database by specifying the target endpoint settings.

To specify a target database endpoint, do the following:

  1. In the Amazon DMS console, choose Endpoints on the navigation pane.

  2. Choose Create endpoint. The Create endpoint appears, as shown following.

  3. Specify your connection information for the target Aurora MySQL database. The following table describes the target settings.

    For This Parameter Do This

    Endpoint type

    Choose Target endpoint.

    Endpoint identifier

    Enter an identifier for your Aurora MySQL endpoint. The identifier for your endpoint must be unique within an Amazon Web Services Region.

    Target engine

    Choose Amazon Aurora MySQL.

    Access to endpoint database

    Choose Provide access information manually.

    Server name

    Enter the writer endpoint for your Aurora MySQL instance. The writer endpoint is the primary instance.


    Enter the port assigned to the instance.

    Secure Socket Layer (SSL) mode

    Choose an SSL mode if you want to enable connection encryption for this endpoint. Depending on the mode you select, you might need to provide certificate and server certificate information.

    User name

    Enter the user name for the user you are using for the migration. We recommend that you create a user specific to your migration.


    Provide the password for the user name preceding.

  4. Define additional specific settings for your endpoints using wizard or editor in Endpoint settings.

  5. Choose the encryption key to use to encrypt replication storage and connection information in KMS key. If you choose (Default) aws/dms, the default Amazon Key Management Service (Amazon KMS) key associated with your user and region is used.

  6. Add tags to organize your DMS resources in Tags. You can use tags to manage your IAM roles and policies, and track your DMS costs.

Prior to saving your endpoint, you have an opportunity to test it in Test endpoint connection (optional). To do so you’ll need to choose a VPC and replication instance from which to perform the test.