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RDS Cloud Instance

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The RDS tab

The RDS and RDS Custom cloud instances have the following properties:


Instance name.


Total number of virtual CPUs.


Total size of RAM in GB.


Total size of storage in GB.

Additional Backup

Amount of additional backup.

Instance Size

Type and size of the instance.


Selected target platform and target engine.

Deployment Option

Deployment option of the instance: Single-AZ, Multi-AZ, Multi-AZ (readable standbys), etc.

Database Edition

Edition of the database management system: Enterprise, Express, Standard, Web, Developer, etc.

Licensing Model

Licensing model associated with the instance: Bring your own license (BYOL), License Included (LI), Customer Provided, AWS Provided, etc.


Location of the instance based on the selected region, local zone, etc.

Database Name

Name of the source database migrating to the cloud.

Instance Group Name

Name of the instance group the instance is associated with.

Estimated Duration

Estimated duration of the migration. This value changes depending on the Migration Team Size choice. To change the migration team size, open the Migration Team Size dropdown menu at the top of the page, and select a value.

Future OpEx

Estimated OpEx cost.

Future rCapEx

Estimated residual CapEx cost.

Cloud Cost

Cost of running the instance in the cloud.

Add Instance

To add an RDS cloud instance:

  1. In the RDS tab, press the Create button.

  2. In the Cloud Instance Information panel, specify:

    • Instance Group

    • Target Platform: Amazon RDS or Amazon RDS Custom.

    • Target Engine

    • Location Type: Local Zone (for Amazon RDS only) or Region.

    • Region or Local Zone, depending on Location Type.

    • Utilization (On Demand)

    • Deployment Option: Multi-AZ (available if location type is Region) or Single-AZ.

    • Database Edition

    • License

    • RDS Proxy. Available for Amazon RDS SQL Server only.

    • Storage Type

    • Additional Backup Storage. Available if location type is Region.

  3. In the Choose databases to migrate panel, select the sources to migrate to the cloud instance.

  4. Press the Confirm button to save the configuration, or the Cancel button to discard it.

If multiple databases are selected, each database is assigned to a separate instance with the parameters set upon configuration.

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The instance configuration window

Dynamic Database Selection and Configuration Options

The databases become available for selection once all mandatory fields in the Cloud Instance Information form have been filled.

The databases that cannot be migrated to the selected target engine, or exceed the maximum limits for the CPU, RAM, or IOPS values on the selected RDS platform cannot be selected for migration.

The selected databases determine the available instance configuration options.

Resource Limits

During the creation step, the instance size resources are calculated automatically based on the sources selected for migration, and the Instance Size field is not editable.

If multiple databases are selected, the field:

  • Reads Varies when each instance size is different based on the source sizing.

  • Shows the instance size value if it is the same for all instances in the operation.

Filter Instances

To filter the created cloud instances, use the Filter functionality. It allows searching by instance name and filtering by instance size, target, licensing model, location, database name, and instance group game.

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