New ClusterControl User Guide for MySQL-Based Clusters

Jean-Jérôme Schmidt


Following the release of ClusterControl 1.2.8 with a range of cool new features, we have now also published a new ClusterControl User Guide that provides all the steps, tips & tricks to follow in order to successfully deploy, monitor, manage and scale database clusters.  

This user guide predominantly covers ClusterControl with MySQL-based clusters, namely:

  • Percona XtraDB Cluster
  • MariaDB Cluster
  • Galera Cluster for MySQL (Codership)
  • MySQL Cluster
  • MySQL Replication
  • A pool of MySQL single instances


New features in ClusterControl 1.2.8 include: 

  • Deployment and scaling of single-instance MySQL, MariaDB and MongoDB
  • YUM/APT repositories for ClusterControl
  • Alerts and incident tracking with PagerDuty
  • New flexible alarms/email notification system
  • Cluster-wide MySQL User Management
  • New default dashboards for MySQL/MariaDB
  • Puppet Module for ClusterControl


In terms of the ClusterControl User Guide itself, the following sections are new and/or updated: 


Deployment – Add existing server/cluster

Users can now add existing MongoDB/TokuMX replica set


Deployment – Create Database Node

New feature introduced in 1.2.8


Alarms – Event Viewer

New feature, introduced in 1.2.8


Overview – Custom Dashboards

Three new default dashboards are now made available: Query performance, InnoDB – Disk I/O, Galera flow-control


Management – Load Balancer

We’ve added load balancing algorithm: roundrobin, least connection and source (previously only least connection was supported)


Administration – Clusters

Added Global MySQL User Management (previously, users had to manage user setting by individual cluster)


We trust that with this User Guide, you’ll have all the tools and information necessary for happy clustering!


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