Modifying Amazon DocumentDB Clusters to Use Customized Cluster Parameter Groups - Amazon DocumentDB

Modifying Amazon DocumentDB Clusters to Use Customized Cluster Parameter Groups

When you create an Amazon DocumentDB cluster, a default.docdb3.6 parameter group is automatically created for that cluster. You can't modify the default cluster parameter group. Instead, you can modify your Amazon DocumentDB cluster to associate a new customized parameter group with it.

This section explains how to modify an existing Amazon DocumentDB cluster to use a custom cluster parameter group using the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

To modify an Amazon DocumentDB cluster to use a new, non-default cluster parameter group

  1. Before you begin, make sure you have created an Amazon DocumentDB cluster and a cluster parameter group. See Creating an Amazon DocumentDB Cluster and Creating Amazon DocumentDB Cluster Parameter Groups for further instructions.

  2. After creating your cluster parameter group, open the Amazon DocumentDB console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/docdb. In the navigation pane, choose Clusters to add your new parameter group to a cluster.

  3. Choose the cluster that you want to associate your parameter group with. Choose Actions, and then choose Modify to modify your cluster.

  4. Under Cluster options, choose the new parameter group that you want to associate your cluster with.

  5. Choose Continue to view a summary of your modifications.

  6. After verifying your changes, you can apply them immediately or during the next maintenance window under Scheduling of modifications.

  7. Choose Modify cluster to update your cluster with your new parameter group.

Before you begin, make sure that you have created an Amazon DocumentDB cluster and a cluster parameter group. You can create an Amazon DocumentDB cluster using the AWS CLI create-db-cluster operation. You can create a cluster parameter group using the AWS CLI create-db-cluster-parameter-group operation.

To add your new cluster parameter group to your cluster, use the AWS CLI modify-db-cluster operation with the following parameters.

  • --db-cluster-identifier — The name of your cluster (for example, sample-cluster).

  • --db-cluster-parameter-group-name — The name of the parameter group that you want to associate your cluster with (for example, sample-parameter-group).

aws docdb modify-db-cluster \ --db-cluster-identifier sample-cluster --db-cluster-parameter-group-name sample-parameter-group

Output from this operation looks something like the following (JSON format).

"DBCluster": { "AvailabilityZones": [ "us-west-2c", "us-west-2b", "us-west-2a" ], "BackupRetentionPeriod": 1, "DBClusterIdentifier": "sample-cluster", "DBClusterParameterGroup": "sample-parameter-group", "DBSubnetGroup": "default", ... }