Chapter 1. Tungsten Dashboard Overview

A simple GUI management tool for Continuent Tungsten v5.3.x


Read this entire document before attempting installation.

This application was written using PHP, jQuery and Bootstrap and uses HA Proxy to distribute API requests. The Apache 2.4 web server was used for the examples in this document.

The Dashboard is usually installed on a standalone web server with HA Proxy installed.

HA Proxy routes API requests to the various database nodes running the manager API listener on port 8090. There is one frontend per cluster. Each backend contains all db nodes for that cluster.

The architecture diagram below displays how things would look when using a 6-node Composite cluster named global, with two member clusters, named east and west.

Figure 1.1. Tungsten Dashboard Architecture

Tungsten Dashboard Architecture