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From aledsage <>
Subject [GitHub] brooklyn-docs pull request #78: Adds details of setting up a HA master-slave...
Date Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:43:48 GMT
Github user aledsage commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: guide/ops/high-availability/ ---
    @@ -0,0 +1,142 @@
    +title: High Availability (Supplemental)
    +layout: website-normal
    +This document supplements the High Availability documentation available [here](
    +and provides an example of how to configure a pair of Apache Brooklyn servers to run
in master-standby mode with a shared NFS datastore
    +### Prerequisites
    +- Two VMs (or physical machines) have been provisioned
    +- NFS or another suitable file system has been configured and is available to both VMs*
    +- An NFS folder has been mounted on both VMs at `/mnt/brooklyn-persistence` and both
machines can write to the folder
    +\* Brooklyn can be configured to use either an object store such as S3, or a shared NFS
mount. The recommended option is to use an object
    +store as described in the [Object Store Persistence](./persistence/#object-store-persistence)
documentation. For clarity, a shared NFS folder
    +is assumed in this example
    +### Launching
    +To start, download and install the latest Apache Brooklyn release on both VMs following
the 'OSX / Linux' section
    +of the [Running Apache Brooklyn](../start/running.html#install-apache-brooklyn) documentation
    +On the first VM, which will be the master node, run the following to start Brooklyn in
high availability mode:
    +{% highlight bash %}
    +$ bin/brooklyn launch --highAvailability master --persist auto --persistenceDir /mnt/brooklyn-persistence
    +{% endhighlight %}
    +Once Brooklyn has launched, on the second VM, run the following command to launch Brooklyn
in standby mode:
    +{% highlight bash %}
    +$ bin/brooklyn launch --highAvailability auto --persist auto --persistenceDir /mnt/brooklyn-persistence
    +{% endhighlight %}
    +### Testing
    +You can now confirm that Brooklyn is running in high availibility mode on the master
by logging into the web console at `http://<ip-address>:8081`.
    +Similarly you can log into the web console on the standby VM where you will see a warning
that the server is not the high availability master.
    +To test a failover, you can simply terminate the process on the first VM and log into
the web console on the second VM. Upon launch, Brooklyn will
    +output its PID to the file `pid.txt`; you can terminate the process by running the following
command from the same directory from which you 
    +launched Brooklyn:
    +{% highlight bash %}
    +$ kill -9 $(cat pid.txt)
    +{% endhighlight %}
    +It is also possiblity to check the high availability state of a running Brooklyn server
using the following curl command:
    +{% highlight bash %}
    +$ curl -u myusername:mypassword http://<ip-address>:8081/v1/server/ha/state
    +{% endhighlight %}
    +This will return one of the following states:
    +{% highlight bash %}
    +{% endhighlight %}
    +Note: The quotation characters will be included in the reply
    +To obtain information about all of the nodes in the cluster, run the following command
against any of the nodes in the cluster:
    +{% highlight bash %}
    +$ curl -u myusername:mypassword http://<ip-address>:8081/v1/server/ha/states
    +{% endhighlight %}
    +This will return a JSON document describing the Brooklyn nodes in the cluster. An example
of two HA Brooklyn nodes is as follows (whitespace formatting has been
    +added for clarity):
    +{% highlight yaml %}
    +  ownId: "XkJeXUXE",
    +  masterId: "yAVz0fzo",
    +  nodes: {
    +    yAVz0fzo: {
    +      nodeId: "yAVz0fzo",
    +      nodeUri: "http://<server1-ip-address>:8081/",
    +      status: "MASTER",
    +      localTimestamp: 1466414301065,
    +      remoteTimestamp: 1466414301000
    +    },
    +    XkJeXUXE: {
    +      nodeId: "XkJeXUXE",
    +      nodeUri: "http://<server2-ip-address>:8081/",
    +      status: "STANDBY",
    +      localTimestamp: 1466414301066,
    +      remoteTimestamp: 1466414301000
    +    }
    +  },
    +  links: { }
    +{% endhighlight %}
    +The examples above show how to use `curl` to manually check the status of Brooklyn via
its REST API. The same REST API calls can also be used by
    +automated third party monitoring tools such as Monit 
    +### Failover
    +When running as a HA standby node, each standby Brooklyn server (in this case there is
only one standby) will check the shared persisted state
    +every 1 second to determine the state of the HA master. If no heartbeat has been recorded
for thirty seconds, then an election will be performed
    +and one of the standby nodes will be promoted to master. At this point all requests should
be directed to the new master node
    +In the event that tasks - such as the provisioning of a new entity - are running when
a failover occurs, the new master will display the current
    +state of the entity, but will not resume its provisioning or re-run any partially completed
tasks. In this case it will usually be necesarry
    --- End diff --
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