This topic describes how to view and change the endpoints and port numbers of an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.

Background information

You can use the endpoint and port number of an RDS instance to connect to the instance. The parameters that you must configure to connect to the RDS instance vary based on the connection method. For more information, see Connect to an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.

An RDS instance provides different types of endpoints for various scenarios. The following table describes the types of endpoints and the methods that you can use to view and change the endpoints.
Endpoint type Description Method to view and change an endpoint
Instance endpoint This type of endpoint is suitable for all connection scenarios. Change the endpoint and port number of an RDS instance
Database proxy endpoint If the database proxy feature is enabled for an RDS instance, we recommend that you use the database proxy endpoint to connect to the RDS instance. This helps improve the read/write splitting performance and reduces the load on the primary RDS instance.

For more information about database proxies, see What are database proxies?

Change the database proxy endpoint and port number of an RDS instance
Babelfish endpoint If Babelfish is enabled for an RDS instance when you create the instance, you can use the instance endpoint and the TDS port number to connect to the RDS instance from an SQL Server client.

For more information about Babelfish, see Introduction to Babelfish.

Change the endpoints and port numbers of an RDS instance for which Babelfish is enabled

Change the endpoint and port number of an RDS instance

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Access RDS Instances, select a region at the top, and then click the ID of the target RDS instance.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Database Connection to view the internal and public endpoints and port numbers of the RDS instance. View the internal and public endpoints and port numbers of an RDS instance
  3. Click Change Endpoint.
  4. Set the Connection Type parameter to Internal Endpoint or Public Endpoint. Then, configure the Endpoint and Port parameters and click OK. Change Endpoint
    Note
    • The prefix of an endpoint must be 8 to 64 characters in length and can contain letters, digits, and hyphens (-). The prefix must start with a lowercase letter.
    • The port number must be within the range of 1000 to 5999.
    • If your RDS instance uses local SSDs, you cannot change the port numbers of the RDS instance.

Change the database proxy endpoint and port number of an RDS instance

Prerequisites

The database proxy feature is enabled for your RDS instance. For more information, see Enable and configure the database proxy feature for an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.

Procedure

  1. Access RDS Instances, select a region at the top, and then click the ID of the target RDS instance.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Database Proxy.
  3. In the Endpoint section of the Proxy tab, view the endpoint and port number of the proxy terminal. Find the endpoint that you want to change and click Change in the Actions column. View the database proxy endpoint and port number
    Note A default proxy endpoint is provided for your RDS instance. The value of the Network Type parameter for the default proxy endpoint is Internal (VPC). You can create a public proxy endpoint and view or modify the created endpoint based on your business requirements. For more information, see Manage the database proxy endpoints of an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.
  4. Change the values of the Endpoint and Port parameters and click OK. Change Endpoint
    Note
    • The prefix of a database proxy endpoint must be 1 to 40 characters in length and can contain letters, digits, and hyphens (-). The prefix must start with a lowercase letter.
    • The port number must be within the range of 1000 to 5999.
    • You cannot change the value of the Network Type parameter for the endpoint.

Change the endpoints and port numbers of an RDS instance for which Babelfish is enabled

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Access RDS Instances, select a region at the top, and then click the ID of the target RDS instance.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Database Connection to view the internal and public endpoints and the Babelfish port numbers. Babelfish port number
  3. Click Change Endpoint.
  4. Set the Connection Type parameter to Internal Endpoint or Public Endpoint. Then, configure the Endpoint and Babelfish TDS Port parameters and click OK. Change Endpoint
    Note
    • The prefix of an endpoint must be 8 to 64 characters in length and can contain letters, digits, and hyphens (-). The prefix must start with a lowercase letter.
    • The port number must be within the range of 1000 to 5999.

FAQ

  • After I change an endpoint or a port number of my RDS instance, do I need to update the endpoint or port number information in my application?

    Yes, after you change an endpoint or a port number of your RDS instance, you must update the endpoint or port number information on your application. If you do not update the information, your application cannot connect to your RDS instance.

  • After I change an endpoint or a port number of my RDS instance, does the change immediately take effect? Do I need to restart my RDS instance?

    After you change an endpoint or a port number of your RDS instance, the change immediately takes effect. You do not need to restart your RDS instance.

  • After I change or release an endpoint of my RDS instance, can I use the endpoint for another RDS instance?

    Yes, after you change or release an endpoint of your RDS instance, you can use the endpoint of your RDS instance for another RDS instance.

  • Does a primary/secondary switchover trigger changes to the endpoints of my RDS instance?

    No, a primary/secondary switchover does not trigger changes to the endpoints of your RDS instance. However, the IP addresses that are associated with the endpoints change. Your application can still connect to your RDS instance by using the endpoints.