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Old 04-30-2012, 12:17 PM
carmstrong carmstrong is offline
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Default Building redundancy into DB architecture on Amazon

Using RightScale, we have a master/slave database architecture. However, on more than one occasion, our master DB has gone down. Amazon just seems to shrug and say "the underlying host became unresponsive". We have to manually promote the slave to master, launch a new slave, and let it synch. We then kill the old server. For the duration of this process, our site is unavailable.

That sort of thing really isn't acceptable to us... is there an alternative to maximize redundancy? How do other people deal with this sort of thing?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:17 PM
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Check and ensure you are using the latest ServerTemplate and MCI.
If using for example a CentOS 5.4 MCI, this is aged, discontinued by CentOS and also doesn't use a CentOS kernel (known issues).
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:07 PM
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Thanks Chris. We are indeed using a CentOS 5.4 MCI, as was built by our RightScale integration engineer last summer. Should we swap this image out for a CentOS 5.6 on our own, or should we contact RightScale support? I'd imagine there could be issues in doing this without significant testing.

Additionally, is there a mailing list we can subscribe to so we can receive important updates like this?
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:21 PM
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Thanks Chris. We are indeed using a CentOS 5.4 MCI, as was built by our RightScale integration engineer last summer. Should we swap this image out for a CentOS 5.6 on our own, or should we contact RightScale support? I'd imagine there could be issues in doing this without significant testing.
This is a significant change, utilizing your consultative support in your support plan is recommended. In any case, dev/test in a separate deployment with the new configuration is a good practice. Depending on the ServerTemplates you are using, upgrading those and in turn the images may be just as easy.

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Additionally, is there a mailing list we can subscribe to so we can receive important updates like this?
There isn't yet, though we'd love to hear your feedback for one on http://feedback.rightscale.com/
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:47 AM
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Chris, our database servers are using this image:

RightImage_CentOS_5.4_x64_v5.6 - 11H1

Can you confirm that this image is affected?
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:03 PM
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Chris, our database servers are using this image:

RightImage_CentOS_5.4_x64_v5.6 - 11H1

Can you confirm that this image is affected?
Yes, any CentOS 5.4 image (or image that uses an Amazon/fc8 AKI).
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