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ClusterControl 1.2.5 Released

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The Severalnines team is pleased to announce the release of ClusterControl 1.2.5. This release contains key new features along with performance improvements and bug fixes. We have outlined some of the key features below. 

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Highlights of ClusterControl 1.2.5 include:

  • Support for MySQL 5.6 and Galera 3.x builds 
  • Support for AWS VPC (Beta)
  • User Defined Alerts/Alarms
  • Support for agent-less monitoring

Support for MySQL 5.6 and Galera 3.x: Galera 3.x integrates with MySQL 5.6 and Global Transaction IDs to enable cross-datacenter and cloud replication over high latency networks. We have added support for this in ClusterControl, where you can now assign each node to its respective data center and specify segment IDs. More information about Galera 3.x and MySQL 5.6 in this webinar. At the time of writing, Codership and PXC is available for 5.6. 

Support for AWS VPC: If you are running your database cluster on AWS, you would not want your database nodes to be addressable via the global Internet. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a logically isolated section of AWS, and launch VMs with no internet access. The built-in AWS Configurators for Galera and MongoDB now supports launching the clusters in VPCs.

User-defined alerts: User-defined alerts allow you to extend the reach of ClusterControl’s monitoring to conditions specific to the performance of a particular database node. You can now implement custom alerts by writing your own expressions. 

Support for agent-less monitoring: ClusterControl previously required you to install an agent on each server you were monitoring, the agent would collect host statistics (CPU, disk usage, network, RAM) and parse query logs. However not everybody would want to install new components on a production server. With the new agent-less install of ClusterControl, you do not need to install anything on the production servers. ClusterControl simply opens an SSH connection and requests all the information needed. So you can now start monitoring an unlimited number of DB nodes without touching the configuration on any of them, all the ClusterControl configuration is in a single place. Simple and easier to maintain. 

We encourage you to provide feedback and testing. If you’d like a demo, feel free to request one

With over 7,000 users to date, ClusterControl is the leading, platform independent, automation and management solution for MySQL, MariaDB and MongoDB clusters. Thank you for your ongoing support, and happy clustering!

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