Amazon Aurora
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-31)

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPCs) and Amazon RDS

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you launch AWS resources, such as Aurora DB clusters, into a virtual private cloud (VPC).

When you use an Amazon VPC, you have control over your virtual networking environment: you can select your own IP address range, create subnets, and configure routing and access control lists. The basic functionality of Amazon RDS is the same whether your DB instance is running in an Amazon VPC or not: Amazon RDS manages backups, software patching, automatic failure detection, and recovery. There is no additional cost to run your DB instance in Amazon VPC.


			VPC platform

Accounts that support only the EC2-VPC platform have a default VPC. All new DB instances are created in the default VPC unless you specify otherwise. If you are a new Amazon RDS customer, if you have never created a DB instance before, or if you are creating a DB instance in a region you have not used before, you are most likely on the EC2-VPC platform and have a default VPC.

This documentation only discusses VPC functionality relevant to Amazon RDS DB instances. For more information about Amazon VPC, see Amazon VPC Getting Started Guide and Amazon VPC User Guide.