Overview of the Amazon RDS plugin

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks.

Amazon resources:


Using the RDS plugin on Linx

(Selected examples of RDS functions)

Creating a Database instance


  1. From the Amazon RDS plugin, add the CreateDBInstance function to your process

  2. Enter the key details of the Properties associated with the CreateDBInstance function:

    a. AWS Credentials of the user performing the function

    b. DB instance identifier – Specify a name that is unique for all DB instances owned by your AWS account in the current region.

    c. DB name – database name

    d. DB instance class – Select the DB instance class that allocates the computational, network, and memory capacity required by planned workload of this DB instance.

    e. Engine – the database engine for this instance (e.g. mySQL, SQLserver, etc)

    f. Allocated storage – the amount of storage, in gigabytes, to allocate initially to this instance.

    g. Master username – an alphanumeric string that defines the login ID for the master user.

    h. Master user password – must be at least eight characters long and can be any printable ASCII character except "/", """, or "@".

Amazon RDS License