I’m always interested in what Mitchell Hashimoto and Hashicorp are up to, I typically find their projects valuable. If you’ve heard of Vagrant, you know their work.
I recently became interested in a newer project they have called ‘Consul‘. Consul is a bit hard to describe. It is (in part):
- Highly consistent metadata store (a bit like Zookeeeper)
- A monitoring system (lightweight Nagios)
- A service discovery system, both DNS and HTTP-based. (think of something like haproxy, but instead of tcp load balancing, it provides dns lookups with healthy services)
What this has to do with Percona XtraDB Cluster
I’ve had some more complex testing for …[Read more]