January 6, 2014 By Severalnines
MySQL Cluster is a popular backend for FreeRADIUS, as it provides a scalable backend to store user and accounting data. However, there are situations when the backend database becomes a centralized datastore for additional applications and services, and needs to take a more general-purpose role. NDB usually works very well for FreeRADIUS data, but for wider use cases and reporting type applications, InnoDB can be a better storage engine. For users who need to keep their data in InnoDB and still benefit from a highly available clustered datastore, Galera Cluster can be an appropriate alternative.
In this post, we will show you how to deploy FreeRadius both with MySQL Cluster and Galera Cluster to store user and accounting data. All servers are running CentOS 6.4 64bit.
FreeRadius Deployment with Galera
We will deploy a two-node FreeRadius cluster …[Read more]