I'm building a web application and I've decided to host it on Windows Azure.
My application has three components:
- A front-end created with Play Framework (machine A)
- A back-end core written in Java that executes my business logic (machine B)
- A database (machine C)
Since I have a free Bizspark account I created 3 free Azure users: for each one I created a medium Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine and I installed one component on each machine.
Each of the component is running on its own machine to boost performance. The connections I'm interested in is the connection from machines A and B to machine C.
I successfully connect to the database machines, I created all of the needed endpoints and the corrects access rights have been given
the problems I'm getting are the following:
SEVERE: FATAL: DataSourcePool [mysql] is down!!! com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure The last packet successfully received from the server was 1,197,486 milliseconds ago. Caused by: java.net.SocketException: Connection timed out
WARNING: DataSourcePool closing leaked connection? Nov 27, 2013 8:55:46 PM com.avaje.ebeaninternal.server.lib.sql.DataSourcePool validateConnection WARNING: heartbeatsql test failed on connection[mysql.31] Nov 27, 2013 8:55:46 PM com.avaje.ebeaninternal.server.lib.sql.PooledConnection closeConnectionFully INFO: Closing Connection[mysql.31] psReuse psCreate psSize
javax.persistence.PersistenceException: java.sql.SQLException: Unsuccessfully waited  millis for a connection to be returned. No connections are free. You need to Increase the max connections of  or look for a connection pool leak using datasource.xxx.capturestacktrace=true
Since my application on another web server was running fine I think there's something wrong in the configuration of my network. I think that the 1000ms run out before eBean can get a connection from the pool. I tried to execute some basic connectivity tests like Ping or Traceroute from my core machine to the db machine but Azure blocks ICMP messages. I then tried TCPPING and the output is the following:
tcpping xxx.cloudapp.net 3306 TCP Ping 1:0,808ms TCP Ping 2:0,934ms TCP Ping 3:1,036ms TCP Ping 4:0,860ms TCP Ping 5:0,927ms TCP Ping 6:0,905ms TCP Ping 7:0,949ms TCP Ping 8:1,079ms TCP Ping 9:1,274ms TCP Ping 10:0,983ms
TCPTraceroute is not working, it only shows asterisks...
I don't know if these results are believable or not but I don't know how Azure works. I think that 1 second on average is an enormity.
I then tried to connect remotely to the database machine: I installed a MySQL 5.5 client on the core machine and connected like this:
mysql -u [username] -h [db machine hostname].cloudapp.net --port=3306 -p[password]
All's fine and it seems also pretty fast, I can't see any sort of lag from the console view.
Some details about the machines:
all are in the same region (West Europe)
they are created from different accounts (like email@example.com owns db machine, firstname.lastname@example.org owns core machine, etc.)
they all run the same Ubuntu version
Can you please tell me what can I do to decrease this delay?