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Load balanced MySQL Galera setup - Manual Deployment vs ClusterControl

Deploying a MySQL Galera Cluster with redundant load balancing takes a bit of time. This blog looks at how long it would take to do it manually vs using ClusterControl to perform the task.

MySQL on Docker: Introduction to Docker Swarm Mode and Multi-Host Networking

This blog post covers the basics of managing MySQL containers on top of Docker swarm mode and overlay network.

Infrastructure Automation - Deploying ClusterControl and MySQL-based systems on AWS using Ansible

This blog post has the latest updates to our ClusterControl Ansible Role. It now supports automatic deployment of MySQL-based systems (MySQL Replication, Galera Cluster, NDB Cluster).

Severalnines Launches #MySQLHA CrowdChat

This post discusses the official launch of our #MySQLHA Crowdchat. This CrowdChat is brought to you by Severalnines and is hosted by a community of subject matter experts. CrowdChat is a community platform that works across Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to allow users to discuss a topic using a specific #hashtag. We are focusing on the hashtag #MySQLHA in this CrowdChat.

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Webinar replay & slides for MySQL DBAs: performing live database upgrades in replication & Galera setups

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent live webinar on performing live database upgrades for MySQL Replication & Galera, led by Krzysztof Książek. The replay and slides to the webinar are now available to watch and read online. During this live webinar, Krzysztof covered one of the most basic, but essential tasks of the DBA: minor and major database upgrades in production environments.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Troubleshooting Galera cluster issues - part 2

This is part 2 of our blog on how to troubleshoot Galera cluster - SST errors, and problems with network streaming. In part 1 of the blog, we covered issues ranging from node crashes to clusters that won’t restart, network splits and inconsistent data. Note that the issues described are all examples inspired from real life incidents in production environments.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Troubleshooting Galera cluster issues - part 1

In this blog post, we are going to show you some examples of things that can go wrong in Galera - inexplicable node crashes, network splits, clusters that won’t restart and inconsistent data. We’ll take a look at the data stored in log files to diagnose the problems, and discuss how we can deal with these.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks for MySQL: Max Open Files

You have created a large database with thousands of tables (> 5000 in MySQL 5.6). Then you want to create a backup using xtrabackup. Or, if it is a Galera cluster, you have to recover a galera node using wsrep_sst_method=xtrabackup[-v2].

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Galera Cluster diagnostic logs

In a Galera cluster, whether you use MariaDB Cluster, Percona XtraDB Cluster or the Codership build, the MySQL error log is even more important. It gives you the same information as MySQL would, but you’ll also find in it information about Galera internals and replication. This data is crucial to understand the state of your cluster and to identify any issues which may impact the cluster’s ability to operate. In this post, we’ll try to make the Galera error log easier to understand.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Updating your MySQL Configuration

Requires ClusterControl 1.2.11 or later. Applies to MySQL based clusters. From time to time it is necessary to tune and update your configuration. Here we will show you how you can change/update  individual parameters using the ClusterControl UI. Navigate to Manage > Configurations.