One of the things I really like about Solaris (and OpenSolaris) is the Services Management Framework (SMF
). And one of the things I like about my job is the opportunity to learn and work with new stuff. And, of course, the best way to learn something "non-lethal" is to try it yourself and do something with it.
So, how about using SMF for managing a MySQL Cluster setup? Something simple like two data nodes, one mgmt node, and one MySQL server node running on one OS instance? Sounds like a good exercise and, from a quick search, I couldn't find where it had been done before. Loaded up the latest release of OpenSolaris (2009.06
) into a Virtual Box
VM, downloaded the latest tar ball of [Read more...]