Configuration template to launch an RDS instance running Microsoft SQL Server Standard (Enterprise, Web and Express are also supported). The template also includes a new DB subnet group to specify the subnets for the cluster instances to be created as well as a new AWS Secrets Manager secret to store the password

Settings for customizing the template include:

  • RDS Settings:
    • Engine and Engine Version, DB Instance Type
    • (Aurora) Cluster Name and Number of Instances 
    • (RDS) Allocated Storage and Storage Type
    • (RDS) Enable Multi-AZ 
    • Encryption Storage and Deletion Protection
  • Create a new DB Subnet Group to specify the Subnet Ids for the RDS Cluster or Instance or reference an existing DB Subnet Group for the RDS Cluster or Instance
  • (Optional) Database Settings which include Database Name, Port, Username and Password
    • Password by default is a random string that is generated and stored in AWS Secrets Manager, edit the secret properties using the Edit Secret Settings
    • Optionally provide the password as clear-text (not recommended)
  • Maintenance and Backup options such as Backup Retention Period, preferred Backup and Maintenance Windows
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AWSTemplateFormatVersion: '2010-09-09'
Description: ''
    Type: 'AWS::SecretsManager::Secret'
      KmsKeyId: alias/aws/secretsmanager
        ExcludeLowercase: false
        ExcludeNumbers: false
        ExcludePunctuation: false
        ExcludeUppercase: false
        PasswordLength: 32
        ExcludeCharacters: /"@\
    Type: 'AWS::RDS::DBInstance'
      DBInstanceClass: db.t3.xlarge
      MultiAZ: false
      Engine: sqlserver-se
      EngineVersion: 15.00.4073.23.v1
      DBSubnetGroupName: custom-subnet-group
      MasterUsername: dbadmin
        'Fn::Sub': '{{resolve:secretsmanager:${DbSecret}}}'
      Port: '1433'
      DBInstanceIdentifier: rds-mssql
      AllocatedStorage: '50'
      StorageEncrypted: false
      StorageType: standard
      BackupRetentionPeriod: 1
      DeleteAutomatedBackups: true
      DeletionProtection: false
      LicenseModel: license-included
Parameters: {}
Metadata: {}
Conditions: {}


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