Connect to GoldenGate Distribution and Receiver Paths

Learn to create connection to Oracle GoldenGate deployments to use Distribution or Receiver paths as OCI GoldenGate sources.

About Oracle GoldenGate connections

The Oracle GoldenGate connection type lets you create connections to other Oracle GoldenGate deployments. For example, replicate data between a MySQL database and Kafka, you need a MySQL deployment type and a Big Data deployment type. The Oracle GoldenGate deployment lets you create a connection between the two deployment types. These two deployment types need not be in the same compartment or tenancy. Create the connection to the Oracle GoldenGate deployment that initiates the replication.

Create a connection to GoldenGate

To create a connection to a GoldenGate server:
  1. From the OCI GoldenGate Overview page, click Connections.
    You can also click Create Connection under the Get started section and skip to step 3.
  2. On the Connections page, click Create Connection.
  3. In the Create Connection panel, complete the General Information fields as follows:
    1. For Name, enter a name for the connection.
    2. (Optional) For Description, enter a description that helps you distinguish this connection from others.
    3. For Compartment, select the compartment in which to create the connection.
    4. From the Type dropdown, under Generic, select GoldenGate.
    5. (Optional) Click Show advanced options to manage keys or add tags.
      1. Under Security, select one of the following:
        • Select Use Oracle-managed encryption key to leave all encryption key management to Oracle.
        • Select Use customer-managed encryption key to select a specific encryption key stored in your OCI Vault to encrypt your connection credentials.
      2. Under Tags, add tags to organize your resources.
  4. Click Next.
  5. For Connection details:
    1. Choose Select GoldenGate deployment to choose an existing GoldenGate deployment in a specific compartment. Click Change compartment to select a GoldenGate deployment in a different compartment.
    2. Choose Enter GoldenGate information to manually enter the connection details for the GoldenGate deployment you want to connect to.
      1. Enter the GoldenGate deployment's Host and optionally, the Port number only if the hostname is not resolvable from your subnet, or if it uses SSL/TLS.


        If you enter a private IP, then OCI GoldenGate rewrites the private IP in the format,
      2. (Optional) Enter the deployment username and password.
      3. For Network connectivity, select a Traffic routing method:
        • Shared endpoint, to share an endpoint with the assigned deployment. You must allow connectivity from the deployment's ingress IP.
        • Dedicated endpoint, for network traffic through a dedicated endpoint in the assigned subnet in your VCN. You must allow connectivity from this connection's ingress IPs.
  6. Click Create.
The connection appears in the Connections list where you can select it to view its details. Ensure that you assign the connection to a deployment to use it as part of a replication.