This topic walks you through the general workflow of creating an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance, configuring the basic parameters of the RDS instance, and connecting to the RDS instance.

General workflow

To use ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL, you must perform three steps. For more information, see the following topics:

  1. Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
  2. Create accounts and databases for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
  3. Use DMS to log on to an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

More operations

Note

For more information about the general workflow to use an RDS instance that runs a different database engine, see the following topics: