Skip this step if you are doing the lab using resources created by Module 4: Hot Standby as Dynamo DB Global Table replica was created as part of that lab.

When you create a DynamoDB global table, it consists of multiple replica tables (one per AWS Region) that DynamoDB treats as a single unit. Every replica has the same table name and the same primary key schema. When an application writes data to a replica table in one AWS region, DynamoDB propagates the write to the other replica tables in the other AWS regions automatically.

(If you are using the same architecture that you have deployed from the Module 4: Hot Standby lab, and you have not yet cleaned it up, you will find that an Amazon DynamoDB global table is already configured as described below. Verify that your configuration matches the steps below, and if so, continue to the Verify Websites section of the workshop.

Configure Amazon DynamoDB Global Tables

1.1 Click DynamoDB to navigate to the dashboard in the N. Virginia (us-east-1) regions.

1.2 Click the Tables link.

1.3 Click the unishophotstandby link.

1.4 Click the Global Tables link, click the Create replica button.

You may be prompted with a message about the global tables versions. Please disregard this message as we will not need to worry about the backward compartibility of the DynamoDB global tables in this lab.

1.5 Select US West (N. California) as the Available replication Regions, then click the Create replica button.

Wait for the status to show Active before moving on to the next step.