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Galera Manager March 2024 Release now includes UI improvements and a SSH console tab

Codership is please to announce a new release of Galera Manager. This brings the installer to version 1.13.0 (you can check this by typing: ./gm-installer version which will report gm-installer version 1.13.0 (linux/amd64)) and the actual Galera Manager GUI to 1.8.4. Users will notice many usability improvements, and multiple fixes for issues filed at the galera-manager-support issue tracker.

The biggest facing user items in this release include a “jobs” tracker. It can be a flat list or a hierarchical view, and you will notice that this is not just for a cluster wide view, but also for individual nodes. Naturally on the left hand menu, you will also see Jobs listed there; this is to show jobs that do not belong to any cluster.

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Deploying a Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) with Galera Manager automatically on Amazon Web Services

Galera Manager supports three modes for supporting your Percona XtraDB Clusters: deploying to either Amazon Web Services, deploying to your own on premises hosts, and also just monitoring your clusters. In this blog post, we will go thru houw you should deploying a 3-node Percona XtraDB Cluster via Galera Manager on Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2). You will realise that this process happens with just a simple API key and instance selection, so effectively you can have a Galera Manager setup in under fifteen minutes!

On AWS EC2, it is worth noting that Galera Manager itself can be deployed on the free tier for testing purposes. However, in production environments, you might expect up to 100GB of logs on a monthly basis, so you should plan accordingly.

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Galera Manager January 2024 release

The momentum around Galera Manager development has been amazing. You report bugs or feature requests, and we fix them!

The major reason to release this was to ensure that Galera Manager would accept the new signing keys of Galera Cluster (key ID: 8DA84635).

One will now also note that gm-installer reports a new version: gm-installer version 1.12.0 (linux/amd64). And when you install it, Galera Manager itself is now at version 1.8.3. One of the major fixes is that Ubuntu 22.04 support for self-provided hosts is now exposed in the UI. This fixes …

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Adding a node to your existing Galera Cluster

A common question we get is: can I add a node to my Galera Cluster without restarting the entire cluster? The simple answer is YES.

A lot worry about the fact that you do list servers that are part of the cluster within your my.cnf, and this file is not reloadable in a dynamic fashion. Fret not, though, because as long as your my.cnf has one active cluster member (the DONOR), you can have it be the JOINER.

If for example, you have 3 nodes: galera1: galera2: galera3:

The my.cnf line for wsrep_address should read as follows:


It is then trivial for you to have your fourth server (say, galera4:, have a my.cnf that reads as follows:


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Galera Manager for Monitoring your existing Galera Cluster hosts and deployment

While Galera Manager is ideal for deploying on Amazon AWS or DigitalOcean, or even on your own on-premise hosts, there is a third option that exists, that allows you to monitor an existing cluster that you already have installed. While we won’t go thru installing a Galera Cluster in this post, we will show you how to get Galera Manager to function for this purpose.

Obtain Galera Manager via filling in the form. Once you have the gm-installer on your Galera Manager host, remember to execute: chmod +x gm-installer. We recommend also …

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Deploying a Galera Cluster with Galera Manager on AWS EC2

In the event that you are not planning to deploy Galera Cluster using Galera Manager on your own on-premise hosts, it is worth noting that Galera Manager supports the ability to automatically deploy a 3-node Galera Cluster in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) automatically, just by suppling your API key information. Naturally, we also made a video on a step-by-step video on how to install Galera Cluster in an Amazon EC2 using Galera Manager.

It is worth noting that you can use the free tier to deploy your Galera Cluster with Galera Manager for testing purposes.

Obtain Galera Manager via filling in the form. Logon to your AWS Console. Launch just one EC2 …

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Deploying a Galera Cluster with Galera Manager on your own on-premise hosts

Our most favoured method of deploying Galera Clusters via Galera Manager happen to be the on-premise option, which is favoured by our customers and users. We have always been under the impression that the cloud deployments (AWS, DigitalOcean) would have more pull, but majority do prefer an on-premise installation. We have also made an appropriate video: A step-by-step video on how to install Galera Cluster on premises using Galera Manager.

So to start, we will deploy 3 hosts, running CentOS 7. These are just deployed with the base operating system (OS). And of course, you need another host to run your Galera Manager, so in total we have four (4) hosts. Obtain Galera Manager via filling in the form.

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New Galera Manager installation videos for on premises and Amazon EC2

We have produced two new step-by-step videos for installing Galera Clusters either on premise and at Amazon EC2 environments.

The videos can be replayed from links below.

A step-by-step video on how to install Galera Cluster in an Amazon EC2 environment using Galera Manager

A step-by-step video on how to install Galera Cluster in an Amazon EC2 environment using Galera Manager in 15 minutes. With Galera Manager you can manage and monitor your Galera Clusters in Amazon EC2. Galera Cluster in Amazon EC2 is more cost effective and comes with stronger high availability and control in comparison to using Amazon RDS.



A step-by-step video on how to install Galera Cluster on premise using Galera Manager

A step-by-step video on how to install Galera Cluster on premise, on user provided hosts using Galera …

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Galera Manager Installation Best Practices

A few things we have noticed recently when it comes to Galera Manager support requests, that we feel we should address in this blog post.

First and foremost, it is a requirement that you install Galera Manager on a clean host. This means you install the base operating system and nothing else: no Nginx, no Apache, no InfluxDB, etc. The Galera Manager installer (gm-installer) will pull all the requisite packages, set SELinux to permissive during the install, etc. The next release of the gm-installer aims to be less fragile when it comes to this, and will aggressively handle installs on machines that already have software installed on it.

The other common issue is the inability to access ports, generally blocked by a firewall (gm-installer should have fixed this as long as setup is going properly), or some other reason. What gm-installer cannot fix …

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Galera Manager updated to handle DigitalOcean updated API tokens

A few weeks ago, we did a Galera Cluster webinar on Managed Galera Clusters on DigitalOcean.

Some of you may notice that the current version of Galera Manager is 1.6.4, and one of the major fixes we have in there is to support the new API token format of DigitalOcean. DigitalOcean has documented this here: Updated API Tokens new management features: in partnership with GitHub –Secret Scanning, Prefixes, and more! and as a consequence we needed to update to accept new API tokens, or it would fail in deployment. If you’re wondering how to create a …

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