Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware

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Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a managed relational database service that works with many popular database machines. RDS allows you to build, operate and scale a relational database in the cloud with just a few clicks.

RDS on VMware enables the use of Amazon RDS in on-premise VMware environments. Here, too, it facilitates the setup, operation and scaling of databases in private data centers based on VMware vSphere.

Below is a list of the benefits of Amazon RDS:

Fully Managed Databases




Important requirements for using RDS on VMware:

Compatibility – RDS on VMware works with vSphere clusters running version 6.5 or later.

Connectivity – Your vSphere cluster must have outbound connectivity to the Internet and be able to establish HTTPS connections to the public AWS endpoints.

Privileges – You must have administrator privileges (and skills) on the cluster to set up RDS on VMware. You must also have (or create) a second set of credentials used by RDS on VMware.

Hardware – The hardware you use to host RDS on VMware must be listed in the appropriate VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide.

Resources – Each cluster must have at least 24 vCPUs, 24 GiB of storage, and 180 GB of storage for the local management components of RDS on VMware, along with additional resources to support the local database instances you start.

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