A common issue while working through Create Your First Amazon RDS Database is receiving an Instance or permission error.
The most common setting that causes the lab to fail is accidentally choosing the incorrect DB instance type. The instance type must be set to dbt2.micro. You can see the instructions from the lab below:
- Choose a database creation method, ensure that Standard Create is selected
- Choose the MySQL database engine and leave the version as the default selected.
- Select Free tier as the creation template.
- for the settings:
- DB instance identifier: rds-lab
- Master username: cloudacademy
- Master password: myStrongRDSpwd!
In the DB instance size section, set the following options:
- Click the Include previous generation classes toggle
- DB Instance Class: Select Burstable classes and select db.t2.micro from the drop-down
To do this, make sure that "include previous generation classes" is ticked. Then click on the arrow key and scroll up until you find the dbt2.micro:
In the Storage section, set the following option:
- Enable Storage Autoscaling: Unchecked
In the Connectivity section, provide additional information that RDS needs to launch the MySQL DB instance:
- VPC Security Group(s): Select the rds-launch-wizard
In the Additional configuration section, set the following values.
- Database options Initial database name: rdsappdb
- BackupEnable automatic backups: Unchecked
- MonitoringEnable Enhanced monitoring: Unchecked
Click create database and wait for it to finish. Ensure it is created before proceeding to the next step:
Note that our policies are very strict, and any small change can compromise the lab. Make sure you selected the correct region and that all settings, values, and names are exactly as described in the instructions. Also, take a look at our Help Center article Troubleshooting Problems With Labs.
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