Making MaxScale Dynamic: New in MariaDB MaxScale 2.1 markusmakela Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:43
The beta version of the upcoming MaxScale 2.1 has been released. This new release takes MaxScale to the next level by introducing functionality that makes it possible to configure parts of MaxScale’s configuration at runtime.
How Has MaxScale Changed?
One of the big new features in 2.1 is the ability to add, remove and alter the server definitions at runtime. By decoupling the servers from the services that use them by making the server list dynamic, MaxScale can be defined as a more abstract service instead of a concrete service comprised of a pre-defined set of servers. This opens up new use cases for MaxScale, such as template configurations, that make the use and maintenance of MaxScale a lot easier.
The logical extension to being able to add new servers is the ability to add new monitors. After all, …