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Tungsten Clustering contains many tools to monitor your cluster, and today we will look at a new one - the `tungsten_get_status` command, included with Tungsten versions 6.1.19+ and 7.0.2+. This tool was created in response to a customer request for a simple script that could display the status of all nodes cluster-wide for any topology from a single place. The status includes the datasource and replicator layers along with the policy for each cluster.
Tungsten Replicator is a powerful tool with many great features, and today we will look at a new one - the ability to Pause and Resume a replication service. Until now, the only way to stop a replication stream was to take the service offline, and put it back online when it is needed again. The online process involves a number of internal steps and overhead, and if there are many THL files on disk, it could take some time to index them all before the service can come fully online. To remove the overhead of the startup time, the new pause/resume feature was developed for the Replicator, and is accessed via the `trepctl` command.
Prometheus and Grafana are open source tools that can be used for monitoring MySQL clusters. Prometheus can be used to collect metrics from MySQL clusters, and Grafana can be used to visualize the metrics. Starting with Tungsten v7+ and the new Tungsten APIv2, it’s become easy to leverage the best these powerful monitoring tools have to offer.
This blog is an announcement about a new Webinar. The speaker, Matthew Lang, is the Director of Customer Success for the Americas at Continuent. He covers the significance of this exciting major release in context of previous major releases, and some of the highlights and main benefits.
Migrating to the cloud with zero downtime is a problem that companies running mission-critical applications have to solve, but not on their own. If you’re running a MySQL or MariaDB database it can be easy. Many of our customers have done this successfully, simplifying their overall Cloud migration process by making the database layer easy to move. It’s one less thing to worry about.
In this blog, we cover tprovision. tprovision is a complete rewrite of the provisioning tool “tungsten_provision_slave,” included with Tungsten Cluster. It is streamlined and allows easy provisioning of replica databases.
Tungsten Clustering is a powerful tool with many moving parts, including the Tungsten Connectors which may be installed on any application server. During a troubleshooting event, it is helpful to understand what to look for and where, in addition to understanding how the logs work together to provide a clear picture of the situation. In Tungsten version 7, we introduced a number of features designed to make troubleshooting easier, and this blog will cover some of that too.
Tungsten Clustering allows for many types of maintenance to happen with no downtime at all. This blog post will explore how to upgrade the actual MySQL Server on all cluster nodes with zero downtime.
This blog post will walk you through configuring HA Proxy for the Tungsten Dashboard, along with the new command `tpm generate-haproxy-for-api` which helps automate the process by translating existing INI files into haproxy.cfg config file format. The Tungsten Dashboard is a browser-based GUI, designed to make using a Tungsten Cluster as easy as possible.
Transaction History Log (THL) files are the core of Tungsten Replication, containing the actual MySQL write events that are replicated to the replicas. These files can take up considerable amounts of disk space, making them of interest for housekeeping operations to limit the consumption and ultimately, the cost. This blog post will walk you through THL management, along with the new command `tpm purge-thl` which helps automate the process when THL needs to be removed prior to the automatic rotation window.
Thinking transparent reconnects of applications is the grail of HA? It is! But Active/Active setups make them risky.