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Ansible Inventory Automation Using Consul and Orchestrator

Here at Pythian we get a lot of exposure to new technologies and implementation strategies via the work we do internally and for our clients. The most noteworthy technology stack that I’ve seen get a lot of traction in the MySQL community recently is the high availability stack including Orchestrator, Consul and ProxySQL. 

I won’t dive too deeply into the details of this implementation as there are several blog posts that our team has submitted on this topic, but the key thing I want you to keep in mind for this particular topic is the usage of Consul as a “source of truth” for the state of your MySQL replication clusters. If Orchestrator or its adjacent scripts are running as expected, Consul should always have the latest information pertaining to the state of your cluster. This is incredibly valuable. In fact, …

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Orchestrator fails to start after reboot using SystemD

While testing in an orchestrator lab I saw that none of my Orchestrator on-raft nodes were coming online after a reboot.

This is the status report from SystemD.

$ sudo systemctl status orchestrator
* orchestrator.service - orchestrator: MySQL replication management and visualization
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/orchestrator.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2020-04-03 09:30:05 UTC; 30s ago
     Docs: https://github.com/github/orchestrator
 Main PID: 957 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Apr 03 09:30:05 orchestrator-1 systemd[1]: Started orchestrator: MySQL replication management and visualization.
Apr 03 09:30:05 orchestrator-1 orchestrator[957]: 2020-04-03 09:30:05 ERROR dial tcp 127.0.0.1:3306: connect: connection refused
Apr 03 09:30:05 orchestrator-1 orchestrator[957]: 2020-04-03 09:30:05 FATAL dial tcp 127.0.0.1:3306: connect: connection refused
Apr 03 09:30:05 orchestrator-1 …
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Configuring a Read-Only Web Interface for Orchestrator

In the MySQL ecosystem, orchestrator is the most popular and well-respected high availability and topology management tool, integrating well with other solutions such as ProxySQL. It facilitates automatic (or manual) discovery, refactoring and recovery of a replicated MySQL environment, and comes complete with both command-line (CLI) and web interfaces for both humans and machines to interact with.

As we all know, humans are prone to errors and as such accidents can happen, particularly when humans and computers interact with each other! Recently, one of these situations related to the web interface of orchestrator during topology refactoring with its drag-and-drop capabilities, where a drop occurred unintentionally and thus had an impact on replication.

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How to Run Orchestrator on FreeBSD

In this post, I am going to show you how to run Orchestrator on FreeBSD. The instructions have been tested in FreeBSD 11.3 but the general steps should apply to other versions as well.

At the time of this writing, Orchestrator doesn’t provide FreeBSD binaries, so we will need to compile it.

Preparing the Environment

The first step is to install the prerequisites. Let’s start by installing git:

[vagrant@freebsd ~]$ sudo pkg update
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
Fetching meta.txz: 100% 944 B 0.9kB/s 00:01
Fetching packagesite.txz: 100% 6 MiB 492.3kB/s 00:13
Processing entries: 100%
FreeBSD repository update completed. 31526 packages processed.
All repositories are up to date.

[vagrant@freebsd ~]$ sudo pkg install git
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
FreeBSD repository is up to date.
All repositories are up to date.
New …
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Puzzled by MySQL Replication (War Story)

Recently, I was puzzled by MySQL replication !  Some weird, but completely documented, behavior of replication had me scratching my head for hours.  I am sharing this war story so you can avoid losing time like me (and also maybe avoid corrupting your data when restoring a backup).  The exact justification will come in a follow-up post, so you can also scratch your head trying to understand what

MySQL high availability with ProxySQL, Consul and Orchestrator

In this post, we will explore one approach to MySQL high availability with ProxySQL, Consul and Orchestrator.

This is a follow up to my previous post about a similar architecture but using HAProxy instead. I’ve re-used some of the content from that post so that you don’t have to go read through that one, and have everything you need in here.

Let’s briefly go over each piece of the puzzle:

– ProxySQL is in charge of connecting the application to the appropriate backend (reader or writer).

It can be installed on each application server directly or we can have an intermediate connection layer with one or more ProxySQL servers. The former probably makes sense if you have a small number of application servers; as the number grows, the latter option becomes more attractive. Another scenario for the …

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ProxySQL/Orchestrator/Replication/PMM

PORP LAB : ProxySQL/Orchestrator/Replication/PMM Summary PORP Lab will create 4 different nodes. Each node will have below packages/applications/db installed.

app
-- Percona Server 5.7
-- Percona Toolkit
-- Percona XtraBackup
-- Sysbench
-- ProxySQL
-- Orchestrator
-- PMM

mysql1 / mysql2 / mysql3
-- Percona Server 5.7
-- Percona Toolkit
-- pmm-client
-- Replication

PORP LAB have ProxySQL,Orchestrator and PMM properly configured, we can just create this lab and use it.

Install VirtualBox

Version 5.2.22 or Later

Install Vagrant

Version 2.2.2 or Later

Install Vagrant plugin hostmanager

vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostmanager

Update Vagrant Plugin

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Deploying MySQL on Kubernetes with a Percona-based Operator

In the context of providing managed WordPress hosting services, at Presslabs we operate with lots of small to medium-sized databases, in a DB-per-service model, as we call it. The workloads are mostly reads, so we need to efficiently scale that. The MySQL® asynchronous replication model fits the bill very well, allowing us to scale horizontally from one server—with the obvious availability pitfalls—to tens of nodes. The next release of the stack is going to be open-sourced.

As we were already using Kubernetes, we were looking for an operator that could automate our DB deployments and auto-scaling. Those available were doing synchronous replication using MySQL group replication or Galera-based replication. Therefore, we decided to write our own operator.

Solution architecture

The …

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Getting started with Orchestrator

Orchestrator is a MySQL high availability and replication management tool. In this blog post, we will cover the first steps for getting started with it on an existing topology.

The code examples assume you are running Centos 7, but the general steps should be similar if you are running other operating system versions/flavors.

Prep work

1. Create a MySQL user on each of your database servers.
Orchestrator will connect with this user to discover the topology and to perform any changes you tell it to make.

CREATE USER 'orchestrator'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY '****';
GRANT SUPER, PROCESS, REPLICATION SLAVE, RELOAD ON *.* TO 'orchestrator'@'%';
GRANT SELECT ON mysql.slave_master_info TO 'orchestrator'@'%';
GRANT SELECT ON meta.* TO 'orchestrator'@'%';

Note: Orchestrator reads replication credentials stored in mysql.slave_master_info table, which implies you need to set up your servers with master_info_repository = …

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 41: Reflecting on GitHub’s Contribution to Open Source Database

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.

Some big news out from Microsoft about their acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion. GitHub hosts many projects, including from the MySQL ecosystem, but maybe more interesting is that their DBA team is awesome, give great talks, and are generally prolific writers. Some of the cool tools the MySQL world has gotten thanks to the excellent team include (but are not limited to): ccql, gh-ost for triggerless online schema migrations, and Orchestrator which is a GUI-based High Availability and …

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