Amazon Aurora for PostgreSQL Compatibility (Aurora) is a managed service for PostgreSQL. From user's point of view, Aurora can be regarded as a streaming replication cluster with some exceptions. First, fail over and online recovery are managed by Aurora. So you don't need to set failover_command, follow_master_command, and recovery related parameters. In this section we explain how to set up Pgpool-II for Aurora.
Create pgpool.conf from pgpool.conf.sample-stream.
Set sr_check_period to 0 to disable streaming replication delay checking. This is because Aurora does not provide necessary functions to check the replication delay.
Enable enable_pool_hba to on so that md5 authentication is enabled (Aurora always use md5 authentication).
Create pool_password. See Section 6.2.2 for more details.
Enable health checking. Set health_check_period to 5. Set health_check_user, health_check_password, health_check_user and health_check_database to appropriate values. Enable health check retry. Aurora shutdowns all DB nodes while switching over or failover. If the retry is not performed, Pgpool-II thinks that all DB nodes are in down status so that it is required to restart Pgpool-II. Set health_check_max_retries to 20. Set health_check_retry_delay to 1 to avoid the problem.
Disable failover_on_backend_error to avoid failover when connecting to the backend or detecting errors on backend side while executing queries for the same reasons above.