With MySQL Cluster 6.4, we introduce support for the Microsoft Windows platform. This session covers: introduction to MySQL Cluster, getting started with Cluster on Windows and differences between Linux and Windows versions.
- MySQL Cluster Basics – How it differs from a plain MySQL Server (a brief introduction, if you’re not at all familiar with MySQL Cluster, attend the Introduction to MySQL Cluster session first).
- Status of MySQL Cluster on Windows – Is it stable? Can I use it in testing? Can I use it for production?
- Installing – Using the MSI installer to install MySQL Cluster on machines and how this differs from setting up a single MySQL Server – Setting MySQL Cluster nodes to run as Windows Services
- Configuring – Configuring the Cluster (config.ini) and how this differs on MS Windows from Linux – We’ll also look at the issues to watch out for when configuring cross platform clusters
- Differences in MS Windows port – What features are and aren’t supported
- Running different node types – Data Node, Management Server, SQL and API nodes. – What differences are there on MS Windows
- Performance and Reliability – Observations, things to look out for and wild theories.
Stewart Smith works for Sun as a Senior Software Engineer. He spent the past four years working on MySQL Cluster and has a deep and has recently moved to working full time on Drizzle after spending four years working on MySQL Cluster. He’s often found writing free software, speaking at conferences, at 38,000ft, in the kitchen and on the jiu jitsu mat (not all at the same time though).
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