Currently I have two servers:

  1. appbe - linux server with apache web server.
  2. db0 - linux server with mysql server.

I want to add another linux server with another mysql server and and to use mysql-cluster server instead.

I created a new linux server called db1 and i installed on both db0 and db1 that mysql cluster server.

my first question is:

I noticed the that MySQL Cluster Management Server Daemon be installed and running on one of the nodes. so I decided to install the Mysql Cluster management server on the appbe server as well. is it a good idea? will the cluster management server take too much resources and it shouldn't reside on the same server that supplies web pages? and if so doesn't it mean that I must have 3 different servers minimum to run mysql as a cluster ?

so it means that I'll have the following configuration:

appbe - tomcat web server with mysql management node

  • db1 - data node
  • db2 - data node

by reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySQL_Cluster I understood that running that SQL node (running mysql server) is optional and is not needed if I use the NDB API. I read that clusterJ connector uses that API.

is that an optimal configuration ? if db1 and db2 are data nodes doesn't it mean that the management node is the brain and all the sql parsing will happen there?

any information would be greatly appreciated!


  • Have you ever read the documentation or books about that topic beside a broad Wikipedia article?
    – mailq
    Oct 2, 2011 at 19:19
  • From your question I assume you don't want to use MySQL Cluster, but maybe some MySQL replication, if really needed.
    – johannes
    Oct 2, 2011 at 20:32

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It's worth taking a look at the MySQL Cluster evaluation guide to get an overview of the technology and recommended deployment: http://mysql.com/why-mysql/white-papers/mysql_cluster_eval_guide.php

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