Solaris Cluster and Open HA Cluster are ready for MySQL 5.1
By hhnguyen on Aug 27, 2008
If you want high availability for MySQL
databases on Solaris or Open Solaris consider Solaris Cluster / Open
HA Cluster. Solaris Cluster supports all available releases for MySQ
5.1. The MySQL agent for Solaris Cluster is usable with the release
candidates of MySQL 5.1, and definitely with any final release of the
MySQL 5.1 enterprise server or the community server. In addition to
5.1 we support all the current versions up to 5.0.51a.
With Solaris Cluster, you can achieve high availability for the MySQL database server and other applications in the same cluster. Solaris Cluster provides you with a rich framework to orchestrate any start or restart dependencies between the MySQL database server and other applications. You can even combine master and slave databases within the same Solaris Cluster. So you can achieve highly available masters and highly available slaves.
One advantage of the MySQL acquisition is that we have now earlier access to to the MySQL enterprise releases and closer access to the MySQL engineering force. So we can qualify new versions earlier than before. The next advantage in the close relationship is a faster problem resolution, because only one organization is working on customer problems.
To enable the MySQL 5.1 support of the Sun Cluster 3.2 agent for MySQL, you have to apply the following patches:
Solaris 9 Sparc: 126031-04 or higher
Solaris 10 Sparc: 126032-04 or higher
Solaris 10 X64: 126033-05 or higher
For more information about setting up MySQL in Solaris Cluster, consult Sun Cluster Data Service for MySQL Guide for Solaris OS
Solaris Cluster Engineering