[Linux-cluster] Active Active Cluster

Cleber Rodrigues crosa at redhat.com
Thu Feb 4 17:20:13 UTC 2010


For the sole purpose of providing info: 

We had a very specific customer demand for high availability of a Web
application, plus MySQL service and data. The machines holding theses
services would be out in the field, with no access whatsoever to shared

We implemented a two node Red Hat Cluster configuration to allow for Web
Application HA, and droped in a IP resource for the MySQL service. The
MySQL service itself is always on, on both hosts, configured with
master<->master replication.

This has been in production use for something like 20 sites, for over
two years.


On Thu, 2010-02-04 at 10:56 -0500, Jeff Sturm wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-cluster-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces at redhat.com]
> > On Behalf Of Gordan Bobic
> > Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 4:31 AM
> > To: linux clustering
> > Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Active Active Cluster
> > 
> > 3) MySQL Cluster
> > Pros: Faster than 2)
> > Cons: While it's running all data has to be in RAM, which limits the
> > size of the databases. Still slower than 1).
> MySQL Cluster supports disk data tables these days, which have their own caveats but can grow larger than available RAM.  Indexes must still fit entirely in RAM.
> Plan on a lot of testing if anyone tries it--you can get good results if you have control over the queries and schemas, but a naïve port from, say, InnoDB to NDB can be disastrous.  MySQL Cluster is complex and has nothing to do with Red Hat Cluster (which is why I'll stop here--subscribe to cluster at lists.mysql.com for more info).
> -Jeff
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Cleber Rodrigues <crosa at redhat.com>
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