TL;DR — If you are hosting your database server in GCE, then you have to be very cautious with capacity planning. The number of CPU cores has an impact on IOPS you get. Even if your workload is not CPU intensive, you might want to provision enough depending on the kind of IOPS you are going to need. For more details, read through one of the problems we faced and the RCA.
We had a master-slave setup for one of the MySQL database servers. The MySQL server’s performance was good, we didn’t notice any performance related issues initially. But we recently noticed replication lag on the slave. and we figured out that the slave thread was very slow.
Both our master-slave servers are of the same size.
- 4 Core CPU
- 16GB Memory
- 2 databases are hosted
- 20GB is the database size. …