Create and launch a Database Instance
Launch a MySQL database
- Log on to the Nectar Dashboard and ensure you’re working in the right project (Use the project selector on the top left-hand side)
- Navigate to the
- Click the
Launch Instancebutton to start the Create Database Instance dialog.
- Select the appropriate Availability Zone from drop down list and supply the name
Instance Namefield. Select the latest of version of MySQL in the
Datastoredrop down list.
- Click the
Initialize Databasestab. Enter
Initial Databasesfield. Enter
Initial Admin Userfield. Enter a strong password in the
Access Databasetab. Here, you can add a specific IP or range of IP addresses which can only access your database instance. If it is left as the default (0.0.0.0/0), it will be exposed to the entire Internet.
If you restrict your database instance, remember to think about the access points you will require. It could be your individual computer, another cloud instance you are using and/or your University network IP ranges.
- Once the building process is finished, you should see your instance become
Active. It is now ready to use.
Only allow the V.I.Ps!
For security reasons, we recommend that you either provide a specific host IP address in the
Allowed Host field to limit access to your database itself, limit where the database is exposed to via CIDR, or launch your database instance on a private network. See the Advanced Networking tutorial for more information.
In the next section, you will learn how to create and restore database backups.