Creating a Neptune reader instance using the console - Amazon Neptune
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Creating a Neptune reader instance using the console

After creating the primary instance for your Neptune DB cluster, you can add additional Neptune reader instances using the Neptune console.

To create a Neptune reader instance using the Amazon Web Services Management Console
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Management Console, and open the Amazon Neptune console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Databases.

  3. Select the DB cluster where you want to create the reader instance.

  4. Choose Actions, and then choose Add reader.

  5. On the Create replica DB instance page, specify options for your Neptune replica. The following table shows settings for a Neptune read replica.

    For This Option... Do This

    DB instance class

    Choose a DB instance class that defines the processing and memory requirements for the Neptune replica. For a current listing of the DB instance classes that Neptune offers in different regions, see the Neptune pricing page.

    Availability zone

    Specify an Availability Zone. Choose a different zone than the primary DB instance. The list includes only those Availability Zones that are mapped by the DB subnet group for the DB cluster.


    Enable or disable encryption.

    Read replica source

    Choose the identifier of the primary instance to create a Neptune replica for.

    DB instance identifier

    Enter a name for the instance that is unique for your account in the Region that you selected. You might choose to add some intelligence to the name, such as including the Availability Zone selected, for example neptune-us-east-1c.

    Database port

    Port number on which the database accepts connections.

    DB parameter group

    The parameter group for this instance.

    Log exports

    Choose the logs you want to publish, if any.

    Auto Minor Version Upgrade

    Choose Yes if you want to enable your Neptune replica to receive minor Neptune DB engine version upgrades automatically when they become available.

    The Auto Minor Version Upgrade option applies only to minor upgrades. It does not apply to engine maintenance patches, which are always applied automatically to maintain system stability.

  6. Choose Create read replica to create the Neptune replica instance.

To remove a Neptune reader instance from a DB cluster, follow the instructions in Deleting a DB instance in Amazon Neptune.