Connect to OCI MySQL HeatWave

Learn to create a connection to OCI MySQL HeatWave to use as an OCI GoldenGate source or target.

Create the connection

To create an OCI MySQL HeatWave connection:

  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 MySQL, select OCI OCI MySQL HeatWave.
    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. Complete the Connection details fields as follows:
    1. Choose Select MySQL database system to select an existing OCI MySQL HeatWave database system, and then enter the database name and a password for the ggadmin user.
    2. Choose Enter MySQL information to manually enter the OCI MySQL HeatWave database system details:
      1. For Database name, enter the OCI MySQL HeatWave database service name.
      2. Enter the OCI MySQL HeatWave database host (optional) and port in their respective fields.


        If you enter a private IP, then OCI GoldenGate rewrites the private IP in the format,
      3. For Database username, leave ggadmin as is.
      4. For Database user password, enter the password for the ggadmin user.
      5. For Security protocol, select from the following options:
        • Plain
        • TLS, and then select the SSL mode
        • MTLS, and then select the SSL mode
    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.
    4. (Optional) Under Advanced options, add Connection attributes. Click + Another attribute to add more.
  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 a source or target in a replication.