Viewing Aurora Serverless DB clusters - Amazon Aurora

Viewing Aurora Serverless DB clusters

After you create one or more Aurora Serverless DB clusters, you can view which DB clusters are type Serverless and which are type Instance. You can also view the current number of Aurora capacity units (ACUs) each Aurora Serverless DB cluster is using. Each ACU is a combination of processing (CPU) and memory (RAM) capacity.

To view your Aurora Serverless DB clusters

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon RDS console at

  2. In the upper-right corner of the AWS Management Console, choose the AWS Region in which you created the Aurora Serverless DB clusters.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Databases.

    For each DB cluster, the DB cluster type is shown under Role. The Aurora Serverless DB clusters show Serverless for the type. You can view an Aurora Serverless DB cluster's current capacity under Size.

                        Viewing Aurora Serverless DB clusters
  4. Choose the name of an Aurora Serverless DB cluster to display its details.

    On the Connectivity & security tab, note the database endpoint. You'll need to use this endpoint to connect to your Aurora Serverless DB cluster.

                  Viewing Aurora Serverless DB cluster database endpoint

    Choose the Configuration tab to view the capacity settings.

                        Viewing Aurora Serverless DB cluster capacity settings

    A scaling event is generated when the DB cluster scales up, scales down, pauses, or resumes. Choose the Logs & events tab to see recent events. The following image shows examples of these events.

                  Viewing Aurora Serverless DB cluster capacity settings

Monitoring capacity and scaling events for your Aurora Serverless DB cluster

You can view your Aurora Serverless DB cluster in CloudWatch to monitor the capacity allocated to the DB cluster with the ServerlessDatabaseCapacity metric. You can also monitor all of the standard Aurora CloudWatch metrics, such as CPUUtilization, DatabaseConnections, Queries, and so on. To learn more about how to monitor Aurora DB clusters through CloudWatch, see Monitoring log events in Amazon CloudWatch.

You can have Aurora publish some or all database logs to CloudWatch. You select the logs to publish by enabling the configuration parameters such as general_log and slow_query_log in the DB cluster parameter group associated with theAurora Serverless cluster. Unlike provisioned clusters, Aurora Serverless clusters don't require you to specify in the DB cluster settings which log types to upload to CloudWatch. Aurora Serverless clusters automatically upload all the available logs. When you disable a log configuration parameter, publishing of the log to CloudWatch stops. You can also delete the logs in CloudWatch if they are no longer needed. For more information about Aurora Serverless DB cluster parameter groups, see Aurora Serverless and parameter groups.

To connect to an Aurora Serverless DB cluster, use the database endpoint. For more information, see Connecting to an Amazon Aurora DB cluster.


You can't connect directly to specific DB instances in your Aurora Serverless DB clusters.