3.1. Deploying Standalone HA Clusters

Within a Primary/Replica service, there is a single Primary which replicates data to the Replicas. The Tungsten Connector handles connectivity by the application and distributes the load to the datasources in the dataservice.

Figure 3.1. Topologies: Standalone HA Cluster

Topologies: Standalone HA

3.1.1. Prepare: Standalone HA Cluster

Before continuing with deployment you will need the following:

  1. The name to use for the cluster.

  2. The list of datasources in the cluster. These are the servers which will be running MySQL.

  3. The list of servers that will run the connector.

  4. The username and password of the MySQL replication user.

  5. The username and password of the first application user. You may add more users after installation.

All servers must be prepared with the proper prerequisites. See Appendix B, Prerequisites for additional details.

3.1.2. Install: Standalone HA Cluster

  1. Install the Tungsten Cluster package or download the Tungsten Cluster tarball, and unpack it:

    shell> cd /opt/continuent/software
    shell> tar zxf tungsten-clustering-7.0.1-96.tar.gz
  2. Change to the Tungsten Cluster directory:

    shell> cd tungsten-clustering-7.0.1-96
  3. Run tpm to perform the installation, using either the staging method or the INI method. Review Section 10.1, “Comparing Staging and INI tpm Methods” for more details on these two methods.

    Click the link below to switch examples between Staging and INI methods

    Show Staging

    Show INI

    shell> ./tools/tpm configure defaults \
        --reset \
        --user=tungsten \
        --install-directory=/opt/continuent \
        --profile-script=~/.bash_profile \
        --replication-user=tungsten \
        --replication-password=password \
        --replication-port=13306 \
        --application-user=app_user \
        --application-password=secret \
        --application-port=3306 \
    shell> ./tools/tpm configure alpha \
        --topology=clustered \
        --master=host1 \
        --members=host1,host2,host3 \
    shell> vi /etc/tungsten/tungsten.ini

    Configuration group defaults

    The description of each of the options is shown below; click the icon to hide this detail:

    Click the icon to show a detailed description of each argument.

    Configuration group alpha

    The description of each of the options is shown below; click the icon to hide this detail:

    Click the icon to show a detailed description of each argument.


    If you plan to make full use of the REST API (which is enabled by default) you will need to also configure a username and password for API Access. This must be done by specifying the following options in your configuration:


    For more information on using and configuring the REST API, see Section 11.1, “Getting Started with Tungsten REST API”

    Run tpm to install the software with the configuration.

    shell > ./tools/tpm install

    During the startup and installation, tpm will notify you of any problems that need to be fixed before the service can be correctly installed and started. If the service starts correctly, you should see the configuration and current status of the service.

  4. Initialize your PATH and environment.

    shell > source /opt/continuent/share/env.sh


Do not include start-and-report if you are taking over for MySQL native replication. See Section 3.11.1, “Migrating from MySQL Native Replication 'In-Place'” for next steps after completing installation.

3.1.3. Best Practices: Standalone HA Cluster

Follow the guidelines in Section 2.5, “Best Practices”.