Secondary (Passive) Region

Deploying the Amazon CloudFormation Template

1.1 Create the application in the Secondary region (us-west-1) by launching this CloudFormation Template .

1.2 Specify stack details.

Change the IsPrimary parameter to value no.

Leave LatestAmiId as the default values

1.3 Click Next to continue.

1.4 Leave the Configure stack options page defaults and click Next to continue.

1.5 Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the checkbox to acknowledge IAM role creation, then click Create stack.

1.6 Wait until the stack’s status reports CREATE_COMPLETE. Then navigate to the Outputs tab and record the values of the APIGURL, WebsiteURL, and WebsiteBucket outputs. You will need these to complete future steps.

You must wait for the stack to successfully be created before moving on to the next step.

Configuring Amazon Aurora Write Forwarding

Amazon Aurora Global Database is designed for globally distributed applications, allowing a single Amazon Aurora database to span multiple AWS regions. It replicates your data with no impact on database performance, enables fast local reads with low latency in each region, and provides disaster recovery from region-wide outages.

The Read-Replica Write Forwarding feature’s typical latency is under one second from secondary to primary databases. This capability enables low latency global reads across your global presence. In disaster recovery situations, you can promote a secondary region to take full read-write responsibilities in under a minute.

Now, let us configure Amazon Aurora MySQL Read-Replica Write Forwarding on our Amazon Aurora MySQL Replica instance!

2.1 Navigate to RDS in the console.

2.2 Next, click into DB Instances.

2.3 Select hot-standby-passive-secondary and click the Modify button.

2.4 Scroll down to Read Replica Write Forwarding and check the Enable read replica write forwarding checkbox.

2.5 Scroll down to the page’s bottom and click the Continue button. Finally click the Modify Cluster button.

Configure the Passive-Secondary Website

3.1 Change your console ’s region to N. California (us-west-1) using the Region Selector in the upper right corner.

You will need the Amazon CloudFormation output parameter values from the Passive-Secondary stack to complete this section.

3.2 Using your favorite editor, create a new file named config.json file. Initialize the document to the template provided below. Next, set the host property equal to the APIGURL output value from the Passive-Secondary CloudFormation stack. Remove the trailing slash (/) if one is present. Finally, set the region property to us-west-1.

    "host": "{{Replace with your APIGURL copied from above}}",
    "region": "us-west-1"

Your final config.json should look similar to this example.

    "host": "",
    "region": "us-west-1"

Upload the configuration to Amazon S3

4.1 Navigate to S3 in the console.

4.2 Find the bucket that begins with passive-secondary-uibucket-. It will have a random suffix from the Amazon CloudFormation deployment.

4.3 Next, click into the bucket and then click the Upload button.

4.4 Click the Add Files button and specify the config.json file from the previous step.

4.5 Scroll down to Permissions Section section. Select the Specify Individual ACL permissions radio button. Next, check the Read checkbox next to Everyone (public access) grantee.

4.6 Enable the I understand the effets of these changes on the specified objects. checkbox. Then click the Upload button to continue.

Congratulations! Your Secondary Region is Working and Your Amazon Aurora Global Database now supports Read-Replica Write Forwarding!