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ClusterControl Template for Zabbix

We’re delighted to announce a ClusterControl Template for Zabbix, so Zabbix users can now get information about the status of their database clusters, backups and alarms. We have previously published integrations with other monitoring systems including Nagios and PagerDutyThis template is built using the ClusterControl REST API to retrieve monitoring data.

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How to Deploy High Availability CloudStack/CloudPlatform with MariaDB Galera Cluster

Apache CloudStack is a turnkey orchestration platform to deliver IaaS clouds. As a cloud infrastructure scales to hundreds or thousands of servers, with production environments supporting multiple applications and services, high availability becomes a key requirement. Just as for OpenStack, it is possible to deploy the CloudStack management server in a multi-node installation. Since the management server uses a MySQL database to store the state of all its objects, the database could become a single point of failure. The CloudStack manual recommends MySQL replication with manual failover in the event of database loss. We believe there is a better way.

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High Availability File Sync and Share - Deploying ownCloud with Galera Cluster for MySQL and GlusterFS

Cloud storage is hot. Dropbox, Apple iCloud, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and Amazon Cloud Drive all offer cloud sharing platforms where you can store documents in the cloud and access them from all your devices. For enterprises who require full control, ownCloud is an open source solution that allows files to be stored on-premises and/or a backend cloud. 

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How to setup High Availability PrestaShop on multiple servers with MariaDB Galera Cluster

PrestaShop is a popular open source e-commerce software powering over 200,000 online stores, according to the company. We’ve seen a bit of interest into high availability PrestaShop setups, so this post will show you how to achieve that on multiple servers. Note that this setup not only caters for failures, but by load balancing traffic across multiple servers, it also allows the system to scale and handle more users.

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Data Warehouse in the Cloud - How to Upload MySQL data into Amazon Redshift for reporting and analytics

The term data warehousing often brings to mind things like large complex projects, big businesses, proprietary hardware and expensive software licenses. With Hadoop came open source data analysis software that ran on commodity hardware, this helped address at least some of the cost aspects. We had previously blogged about MongoDB and MySQL to Hadoop. But setting up and maintaining a Hadoop infrastructure might still be out of reach for small businesses or small projects with limited budgets. Well, perhaps then you might want to have a look at Redshift.

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Integrating ClusterControl with FreeIPA and Windows Active Directory for Authentication

Integrating ClusterControl with a corporate LDAP directory is a common task for many IT organizations. In an earlier blog, we showed you how to integrate ClusterControl with OpenLDAP. In this post, we will show you how to integrate with FreeIPA and Windows Active Directory. 

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Clustering Moodle on Multiple Servers for High Availability and Scalability

Moodle is an open-source e-learning platform (aka Learning Management System) that is widely adopted by educational institutions to create and administer online courses. For larger student bodies and higher volumes of instruction, moodle must be robust enough to serve thousands of learners, administrators, content builders and instructors simultaneously. Availability and scalability are key requirements as moodle becomes a critical application for course providers. In this blog, we will show you how to deploy and cluster moodle/web, database and file-system components on multiple servers to achieve both high availability and scalability. 

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How to Configure ClusterControl to run on nginx

ClusterControl uses the Apache HTTP Server to serve its web interface, but it is also possible to use nginx. nginx + PHP fastcgi is well-known for its capabilities to run on a small memory footprint compared to standard Apache + PHP DSO.

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How to Setup Centralized Authentication of ClusterControl Users with LDAP

ClusterControl 1.2.6 introduces integration with Active Directory and LDAP authentication. This allows users to log into ClusterControl by using their corporate credentials instead of a separate password. LDAP groups can be mapped onto ClusterControl user groups to apply roles to the entire group, so it is very convenient for larger organizations who have a centralized LDAP-compliant authentication system. 

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How to Migrate Your Application to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud without Downtime

With datacenters being stretched by resource-intensive applications, more and more businesses are outgrowing their existing in-house capacity and having to reconfigure their IT operations. But how do you migrate a busy application to a totally new data center without downtime? How will the application scale in a virtualized cloud environment? And how do you guard against cloud server failures and keep a high level of uptime?

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