In this blog post, I’ll walk through using Docker containers and discuss the advantages of using them to run multiple versions of Percona Server for MongoDB (PSMDB) instances in the same server. This is particularly useful for local testing. Lots of companies have started to use containers for their applications, due to the advantages […]Read more
Grafana Labs has released an important security update, and as you’re aware PMM uses Grafana internally. You’re probably curious whether this issue affects you. CVE-2018-19039 “File Exfiltration vulnerability Security fix” covers a recently discovered security flaw that allows any Grafana user with Editor or Admin permissions to have read access to the filesystem, performed with the […]Read more
If you have already deployed PMM server using Docker you might be aware that we begin by creating a special container for persistent PMM data. In this post, I aim to explain the importance of pmm-data container when you deploy PMM server with Docker. By the end of this post, you will have a […]Read more
One of the widely discussed technologies at Percona Live Europe was the logistics of running MySQL in containers. Containers – particularly Docker – have become a hot topic, so there was a good-sized crowd on day one of the conference for Ashraf Sharif, Senior Support Engineer with Severalnines. He presented his talk “MySQL on […]Read more
In this blog post, we’ll look at three different methods for installing Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM).
Percona offers multiple methods of installing Percona Monitoring and Management, depending on your environment and scale. I’ll also share comments on which installation methods we’ve decided to forego for now. Let’s begin by reviewing the three supported methods:
Virtual […]Read more
In this blog post, we’ll look at how to run Percona XtraDB Cluster on Windows using Docker.
This is a follow-up to my previous post on Percona XtraBackup on Windows. The fact is that with Docker you can now run a variety of software applications on Windows that previously were available only for Linux platforms.
We can […]
In this blog, we’ll look at running Percona XtraBackup on Windows via a Docker container.
The question whether Percona XtraBackup is available for Windows comes up every so often. While we are not planning to provide regular releases for Windows, I decided to share a way to run Percona XtraBackup in a Docker container (especially since […]
Docker 1.12.6 was released to address CVE-2016-9962. CVE-2016-9962 is a serious vulnerability with RunC.
Quoting the coreos page (linked above):
“RunC allowed additional container processes via runc exec to be ptraced by the pid 1 of the container. This allows the main processes of the container, if running as root, to gain access to file-descriptors of these new processes […]
This blog post reviews the appropriateness of Docker and other container solutions for your database environment.
A few weeks back, I wrote a fairly high-level blog post about containers. It covered what you should consider when thinking about using Docker, rkt, LXC, etc. I hope you’ve taken the chance to give it a quick read. It’s a […]
Containers like Docker and Rocket are getting more popular every day. In my conversations with customers, they consistently ask what containers are and how they can use them in their environment. If you’re as curious as most people, read on. . .
How did this happen?
From what I understand, containers grew out of Google’s (and others’) need […]