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Create 3 nodes XtraDB Cluster in 3 minutes

 | January 12, 2012 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Software


I understand that the new technology can be scaring and this makes entry barriers to try and get familiar with it.
That’s why I created simple set of scripts which setup N nodes cluster on running EC2 instances.

The script assumes that you have running N EC2 instances (in the same availability zone) running RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.2 64bit (I use m1.xlarge size).

You put hostnames of the instances into ec2hosts.txt file and run install.nodes.sh script.
You also should have your private key to access to your instances (test-cluster.pem in my case).

For my box installing and starting 3 nodes took exactly

In fact you can deploy as many nodes as you want, I made also running 20 nodes cluster.

After that you have the cluster deployed and ready to accept queries!

The scripts are available from Launchpad:
or as tar.gz file


Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim Tkachenko co-founded Percona in 2006 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Vadim leads Percona Labs, which focuses on technology research and performance evaluations of Percona’s and third-party products. Percona Labs designs no-gimmick tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases that surpass the standard performance and functionality scenario benchmarks. Vadim’s expertise in LAMP performance and multi-threaded programming help optimize MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware. Oracle Corporation and its predecessors have incorporated Vadim’s source code patches into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. He also co-authored the book High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication 3rd Edition.

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