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Tungsten Connector acts as a proxy service, sitting between client applications and datasources in order to balance the load and provide high availability (HA) support. The service works by accepting raw packets from clients, and then forwarding them to the datasource. The process is reversed when packets are sent back from the datasource and then redirected back to the clients.
In addition to this basic structure, Tungsten Connector also works with the other components of Continuent Tungsten to handle some specific scenarios and situations:
The connector works in harmony with the Tungsten Manager as part of Continuent Tungsten and enables the connector to redirect queries between known datasources within a given dataservice. For example, when the manager identifies a failed datasource, queries to that datasource are redirected to an alternative datasource without the application being aware of the change.
The connector works with the Continuent Tungsten configuration and a number of implied or explicit directives that enable the connector to redirect requests within different datasources within the network. For example, the connector can be configured to automatically forward write requests to a database to the active master within the dataservice and reads to active slaves.
Throughout this process the connector is redirecting the network packets sent by application servers to the appropriate host. The contents and individual statements are not processed or accessed. At all times applications and clients using the connector do not need modification as to them it will appear as a MySQL server.
To start using the connector run the tpm connector command. This will open a connection with the MySQL CLI. See Section 6.2, “Clients and Deployment” for more detail on configuring your application to use the connector.
After installation the connector will only work with the
--application-password that were provided
during installation. See Section 6.5, “User Authentication” if you
need more information on adding users to
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