How to set up a three-node cluster in EC2 enviroment

This manual assumes you are running m1.xlarge instances with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 64-bit.

  • node1:
  • node2:
  • node3:

To set up Percona XtraDB Cluster:

  1. Remove Percona XtraDB Cluster and Percona Server packages for older versions:

    • Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6, 5.7
    • Percona Server 5.6, 5.7
  2. Install Percona XtraDB Cluster as described in Installing Percona XtraDB Cluster on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS.

  3. Create data directories:

    $ mkdir -p /mnt/data
    $ mysql_install_db --datadir=/mnt/data --user=mysql
  4. Stop the firewall service:

    $ service iptables stop


    Alternatively, you can keep the firewall running, but open ports 3306, 4444, 4567, 4568. For example to open port 4567 on

    iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp -m tcp --source --dport 4567 -j ACCEPT
  5. Create /etc/my.cnf files:

    Contents of the configuration file on the first node:


    For the second and third nodes change the following lines:

  6. Start and bootstrap Percona XtraDB Cluster on the first node:

    [root@pxc1 ~]# systemctl start mysql@bootstrap.service

    You should see the following output:

    2014-01-30 11:52:35 23280 [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld: ready for connections.
    Version: '...'  socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'  port: 3306  Percona XtraDB Cluster (GPL), Release ..., Revision ..., wsrep_version
  7. Start the second and third nodes:

    $ sudo systemctl start mysql

    The output should be similar to the following:

    ... [Note] WSREP: Flow-control interval: [28, 28]
    ... [Note] WSREP: Restored state OPEN -> JOINED (2)
    ... [Note] WSREP: Member 2 (percona1) synced with group.
    ... [Note] WSREP: Shifting JOINED -> SYNCED (TO: 2)
    ... [Note] WSREP: New cluster view: global state: 4827a206-876b-11e3-911c-3e6a77d54953:2, view# 7: Primary, number of nodes: 3, my index: 2, protocol version 2
    ... [Note] WSREP: SST complete, seqno: 2
    ... [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
    ... [Note] InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled
    ... [Note] InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use GCC atomic builtins
    ... [Note] InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.3
    ... [Note] InnoDB: Using Linux native AIO
    ... [Note] InnoDB: Not using CPU crc32 instructions
    ... [Note] InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 128.0M
    ... [Note] InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool
    ... [Note] InnoDB: Highest supported file format is Barracuda.
    ... [Note] InnoDB: 128 rollback segment(s) are active.
    ... [Note] InnoDB: Waiting for purge to start
    ... [Note] InnoDB:  Percona XtraDB ( ... started; log sequence number 1626341
    ... [Note] RSA private key file not found: /var/lib/mysql//private_key.pem. Some authentication plugins will not work.
    ... [Note] RSA public key file not found: /var/lib/mysql//public_key.pem. Some authentication plugins will not work.
    ... [Note] Server hostname (bind-address): '*'; port: 3306
    ... [Note] IPv6 is available.
    ... [Note]   - '::' resolves to '::';
    ... [Note] Server socket created on IP: '::'.
    ... [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
    ... [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld: ready for connections.
    Version: '...'  socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'  port: 3306  Percona XtraDB Cluster (GPL), Release ..., Revision ..., wsrep_version
    ... [Note] WSREP: inited wsrep sidno 1
    ... [Note] WSREP: wsrep_notify_cmd is not defined, skipping notification.
    ... [Note] WSREP: REPL Protocols: 5 (3, 1)
    ... [Note] WSREP: Assign initial position for certification: 2, protocol version: 3
    ... [Note] WSREP: Service thread queue flushed.
    ... [Note] WSREP: Synchronized with group, ready for connections

    When all nodes are in SYNCED state, your cluster is ready.

  8. You can try connecting to MySQL on any node and create a database:

    $ mysql -uroot
    > CREATE DATABASE hello_tom;

The new database will be propagated to all nodes.

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