Re: Announcing cf-mysql-release v26, now with a slimmer VM footprint!

Marco Nicosia

Hi Benjamin,

Sorry for the delayed response!

There are technically no trade-offs when using an Arbitrator, with the sole
exception that you're sacrificing an extra level of data redundancy by
keeping only two copies of the data, not three.

For that reason, a three node cluster is still a "standard" deployment
option, you just use the no-arbitrator
example during manifest generation.

Galera doesn't do GTID re-sync in the normal way that MySQL does. GTID has
a slightly different context. There's a blog
that describes some of the differences if you want to dive in. In the case
of whole-cluster failure, we describe how to bootstrap
the cluster in the documentation.

Finally, 10.1 is very definitely something we're excited to begin to
support. It's something we want to do in a way that will allow users to
migrate as they feel comfortable. So, we have some challenges to figure out
how to make it an easy option while still allowing conservative users 10.0
as an option.

Marco Nicosia
Product Manager
Pivotal Software, Inc.

On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:34 AM, Benjamin Gandon <benjamin(a)>


Congratulations for this v26 release!

Do you have any documentation for the benefits and trade offs introduced
by this new arbitrator, compared to the standard 3-nodes setup? What
happens to the "quorum" principle in such arbitrator setup?

Are there any consequences or benefits in terms of managing possible sync
failures and manual GTID re-sync?

And a last question : do you plan upgrading to MariaDB 10.1.x in future


Le 25 févr. 2016 à 17:53, Mike Youngstrom <youngm(a)> a écrit :

In our case we'll use the arbitrator because we only have 2 AZs in some
datacenters. The Arbitrator allows us to place the 3rd member of the
cluster in another datacenter minimal performance impact. Nice feature!


On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Duncan Winn <dwinn(a)> wrote:

+1.. The arbitrator is a fantastic feature. Great job MySQL team.

On Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at 00:39, James Bayer <jbayer(a)> wrote:

congrats mysql team! the arbitrator is a nice touch to save resources
yet still result in high availability even when losing an entire AZ.

On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Marco Nicosia <mnicosia(a)>

Hello Cloud Foundry folks,

For those of you who are tired of deploying web apps without easy
integration with data services, cf-mysql is a great place to start. With
this release, I'm happy to tell you that it takes even less commitment than
ever to give cf-mysql a spin!

The theme for this release is the First Rule in Government Spending
<>. Wanna take a ride?

A single MySQL node is a Single Point of Failure. With the introduction
of the Arbitrator, we allow you to buy two at twice the price. Previously,
we made you buy *three* for the same sense of security. Upgrading to
cf-mysql v26 will *save you money*, with no sacrifice in performance!

If you like what we're doing with cf-mysql, click the thumbs up: 👍
If we're messing up your game, click the thumbs down: 👎
And if this just isn't your thing, at least give me a fist bump! 👊


- We've updated to *MariaDB 10.0.23*, enabled some important
behind-the-scenes features, and fixed several important bugs.
- For those of you who require audit access to all data, we've given
you the option to enable a *Read Only admin user*.
- We've introduced a new HA deployment option, *2+1: *two MySQL nodes
and an *Arbitrator*.
- And we've made significant updates to the *generate-deployment-manifest
script* and stubs.

You'll have to update your stubs to use the new release, but we hope
with the new Examples and Arbitrator feature, it'll be worth your time to
upgrade. Make sure to read the release notes for important information
about the upgrade process.

As always, for full disclosure, and links beyond that, please check out
the Release Notes

*Introducing the Arbitrator*

With cf-mysql v26, we've replaced one of the MySQL nodes with a
lightweight Arbitrator node. Previously, the minimal HA configuration
required three full-size MySQL nodes.

For cf-mysql administrators who are careful with their infrastructure
resources, the Arbitrator feature is a new deployment topology that uses a
smaller VM footprint while maintaining high availability guarantees. Unlike
the old three node topology, the Arbitrator decreases spend with no impact
on performance.

Thanks, and make sure to give me your feedback to influence what we do
for future releases!

Marco Nicosia
Product Manager
Pivotal Software, Inc.

Thank you,

James Bayer
Duncan Winn
Cloud Foundry PCF Services

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