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ClusterControl 1.2.5 Released

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.

Installing ClusterControl on an Existing MongoDB Replica Set Using a Bootstrap Script

So, your development project has been humming along nicely on MongoDB, until it was time to deploy the application. That's when you called your operations person and things got uncomfortable. NoSQL, document database, collections, replica sets, sharding, config servers, query servers,... What the hell's going on here?

ClusterControl 1.2.4 Released

The Severalnines team is pleased to announce the release of ClusterControl 1.2.4. This release contains key new features along with performance improvements and bug fixes.

Installing a ClusterControl Standby Server

As you might already know, ClusterControl runs on a dedicated host. Failure of the ClusterControl host (or the datacenter it is running in) does not affect your running database cluster, however you cannot manage the cluster during that time. This is inconvenient. To guard against this, it is possible to deploy a standby ClusterControl server and increase the availability of your management infrastructure. 

ClusterControl on the AWS Marketplace: Getting Started

Good news for AWS users! We are now available on AWS Marketplace. This allows you, with a single click of a button, to deploy ClusterControl in just a few minutes. Once ClusterControl is deployed, you can have it monitor your existing database clusters, or use it as a deployment server to set up new clusters. The AMI is free, so you only pay for the hardware/network resources that you actually consume. 

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ClusterControl 1.2.3 Released

The Severalnines team is pleased to announce the release of ClusterControl 1.2.3. This release contains new key features along with performance improvements and bug fixes. We have outlined some of the key features below. 

Replicate from a MySQL Server into a Galera Cluster

This article describes how to setup replication between a regular MySQL server and a Galera Cluster.

How to Cluster Magento, nginx and MySQL on Multiple Servers for High Availability

Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform built on Zend PHP and MySQL. It is widely adopted by online retailers with some 150,000 sites known to use it. Single server setups are easy to set up, but if your store is a huge success, then you probably need to think about clustering your environment with multiple servers. Clustering is done at the web, database and file-system level, as all web nodes need access to catalog images. 

Several Ways to Install ClusterControl

With ClusterControl gaining in popularity, we are seeing users coming in from different angles. Some users are deploying their database cluster using our Online Configurators, others are looking to install ClusterControl to manage an existing database cluster. And some other users prefer to install ClusterControl first, and then use it to deploy database clusters on-premises.

Nagios Plugin for ClusterControl

Nagios is a very popular open source IT infrastructure monitoring tool, used by sysadmins to watch out for problems in their systems. If you use Nagios and would like to utilize it to monitor your database cluster, we have built a simple Nagios plugin for ClusterControl which can report on the status of your database cluster. The plugin is Nagios Plugin API v3.0 compatible.