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Monitoring your Databases with ClusterControl

Observability is critical piece of the operations puzzle - you have to be able to tell the state of your systems based on trending data presented in the form of graphs and alerts. Ideally, this data will be available from one single location. This blog explains how ClusterControl can work as a monitoring hub for all your database systems.

Setting up HTTPS on the ClusterControl Server

SSL is an important part of securing your ClusterControl installation. This blog post discusses HTTPS settings for ClusterControl and how to utilize them.

Updated: ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Transparent Database Failover for your Applications

This blog shows you how to make database failure and failover transparent to your applications, by using HAProxy or ProxySQL.

Updated: ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: MySQL Query Performance Tuning

In this blog post, we’ll look into how ClusterControl can help you solve problems related to query performance using the Query Monitor.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Securing your MySQL Installation (Updated)

During the life cycle of Database installation it is common that new user accounts are created. It is a good practice to once in a while verify that the security is up to standards. That is, there should at least not be any accounts with global access rights, or accounts without password. Using ClusterControl, you can at any time perform a security audit.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Custom graphs to monitor your MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL systems

This blog post will show you how to add custom graphs to ClusterControl to monitor specific MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB or PostgreSQL metrics.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Customizing your Database Backups

ClusterControl follows some best practices to perform backups using mysqldump or Percona xtrabackup. Although these work for the majority of database workloads, you might still want to customize your backups. This blog shows you how.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Best Practices for Database Backups

In this blog, we will show you how to best leverage ClusterControl to build a safe and reliable backup system.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Monitoring multiple MySQL instances on one machine

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use ClusterControl to monitor multiple MySQL instances running on one host.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Manage and Monitor your Existing MySQL NDB Cluster

Of the different types of clustered MySQL environments, NDB Cluster is among the ones that involves more effort and resource to administer. And unless you are a command line freak, you would want to use a tool that gives you a full view of what is going on in your cluster. It is possible to install ClusterControl and monitor your existing MySQL Cluster (NDB). In this blog post, we are going to show you on how to add two existing MySQL Clusters (production and staging) into ClusterControl. 

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