Views the details of all the global database networks (GDNs) for an account.

A GDN consists of PolarDB clusters that are distributed across regions around the globe. Data is synchronized across all the clusters in each GDN. If your services are deployed in multiple regions, GDNs allow the applications to access databases at low latency and with a high stability.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String No DescribeGlobalDatabaseNetworks

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to DescribeGlobalDatabaseNetworks.

RegionId String No cn-hangzhou

The ID of the region.

Note you can call the DescribeRegions operation to query the region information about all the clusters for a specified account.
DBClusterId String No pc-**************

The ID of the cluster.

Note You can call the DescribeDBClusters operation to query information about all the clusters that are deployed in a specified region, such as the cluster ID.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
Items Array of GlobalDatabaseNetwork

The GDN details.

CreateTime String 2020-03-23T05:46:54Z

The time when the GDN was created. The time is in the YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ format. The time is displayed in UTC.

DBClusters Array of DBCluster

The details of each cluster in the GDN.

DBClusterId String pc-****************

The ID of the cluster.

RegionId String cn-hangzhou

The ID of the region.

Role String primary

The role of the cluster. Valid values:

  • Primary: the primary cluster
  • standby: the secondary cluster
Note A GDN consists of one primary cluster and a maximum of four secondary clusters. For more information, see GDN.
DBType String MySQL

The type of the database engine. Only the MySQL type is supported.

DBVersion String 8.0

The version number of the database engine. Only the 8.0 version is supported.

GDNDescription String test

The name of the GDN.

GDNId String gdn-****************

The ID of the GDN.

GDNStatus String active

The status of the GDN. Valid values:

  • creating: The GDN is being created.
  • active: The GDN is running.
  • deleting: The GDN is being deleted.
  • locked: The GDN is locked. If the GDN is locked, you cannot perform operations on a cluster in the GDN.
  • removing_member: The secondary cluster is being removed from the GDN.
PageNumber Integer 1

The number of pages returned.

PageRecordCount Integer 30

The number of entries on the current page.

RequestId String 69A85BAF-1089-4CDF-A82F-0A140F******

The ID of the request.

TotalRecordCount Integer 1

The total number of entries.


Sample requests

http(s):// Action=DescribeGlobalDatabaseNetworks
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format


JSON format

	"TotalRecordCount": 1,
	"PageRecordCount": 30,
	"RequestId": "69A85BAF-1089-4CDF-A82F-0A140F******",
	"PageNumber": 1,
	"Items": [
			"GDNStatus": "active",
			"DBVersion": "8.0",
			"GDNId": "gdn-****************",
			"CreateTime": "2020-03-23T05:46:54Z",
			"GDNDescription": "test",
			"DBType": "MySQL",
			"DBClusters": [
					"Role": "primary",
					"DBClusterId": "pc-****************",
					"RegionId": "cn-hangzhou"
					"Role": "standby",
					"DBClusterId": "pc-****************",
					"RegionId": "cn-shanghai"

Error codes

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