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MySQL Router HA with Keepalived

After having explained how to achieve HA for MySQL Router for people who doesn’t want to install the MySQL Router on the application servers and after having illustrated how to use Pacemaker, this article explains how to setup HA for MySQL Router using keepalived. Keepalived is very popular, maybe because it’s also very easy to use. We can of course … Read More


MySQL Router HA with Pacemaker

This article will explain how to setup HA for MySQL Router as described in a previous article about where should the router stand. For this setup, I will use Pacemaker (part of RedHat High Availability Add-on and available on RHEL, CentOS, Oracle Linux, …). Of course we need a MySQL InnoDB Cluster but we won’t really use it for the … Read More


MySQL InnoDB Cluster: is the router a single point of failure ?

As you know, MySQL InnoDB Cluster is composed of 3 elements: a group replication cluster of at least 3 servers the MySQL Shell used to manage the cluster the MySQL Router that send the traffic from the application server(s) to the cluster When presenting the solution in conferences, one the main question is Where should I put the router ? … Read More


MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Compatibility Matrix

Recently during my several talks and trips to meet the MySQL Community and MySQL InnoDB Cluster, I realized that some important message was missing. I got a lot of questions about which version of Router or Shell people should use. There is some confusion about which version to use, it seems that people thinks they should use MySQL Shell 1.0.x … Read More


Migrating to MySQL 8.0 without breaking old application

Recently I blogged about the new default authentication plugin in MySQL 8.0 and I got some comments complaining that this new authentication plugin is breaking half of applications. So first of all, if you are using an old connector or a connector (like the one for Go) not yet supporting caching_sha2_passwordas authentication plugin, you are still able to use the old … Read More


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