a9s MySQL for PCF

IMPORTANT: The a9s MySQL for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) tile is currently in beta and is intended for evaluation and test purposes only. Do not use this product in a PCF production environment.

This documentation describes the a9s MySQL for PCF tile. a9s MySQL for PCF enables on-demand provisioning of VM-based, dedicated MySQL servers. Developers can create instances of a MySQL server using Apps Manager or the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI) and bind these instances to an app.

A9s mysql tile


When you run the cf CLI create-service a9s-mysql101 command, PCF creates dedicated VMs for this service instance. This allows the best possible bad neighborhood protection.

MySQL service instance provisioning, including VM orchestration, is entirely automated. This enables service instances to be highly isolated and shielded by infrastructure virtualization mechanisms.

Due to the on-demand provisioning on VMs, only existing service instances allocate infrastructure resources. These resources are released when service instances are destroyed. Using on-demand provisioning the number of service instances is not limited by design.

Current Features

The current version of a9s MySQL for PCF includes the following key features:

Feature Benefit
OnĀ­-Demand Service Instance Provisioning a9s MySQL for PCF deploys MySQL instances automatically. Developers can provision a single-VM MySQL server using a single command.
Service Instance Isolation Each MySQL server runs on a dedicated VM to ensure bad neighborhood protection in order to be aligned with enterprise security requirements.

a9s MySQL for PCF uses Cloud Foundry security groups to prevent network connections being established by unauthorized apps.
Smoke Tests a9s MySQL for PCF contains a post-deploy smoke tests errand that runs a series of basic tests against your installation to ensure that it is configured properly.
Service Instance Capacity Upgrade Cloud Foundry Service Plan updates allow upgrades to the RAM, CPU, and storage capacity for your MySQL instances.
Logging and Monitoring Each MySQL service instance provides log messages and MySQL-specific metrics to one or more syslog/graphite endpoints. You can configure the syslog/graphite endpoint to receive logging and monitoring information.
Deployment Updater This errand automatically updates the stemcell and all provisioned a9s MySQL for PCF service instances to their lastest version.
Service Guard The Service Guard creates Cloud Foundry security groups for your service instance VMs.

When the IP address of a service instance changes, the guard updates the security group. The Service Guard also restarts the application instances bound to the affected service instance. The instances of one app are restarted one by one to avoid downtime.
High Availability a9s MySQL for PCF ensures high availability.

The Consul-based internal DNS system provided by a9s Consul DNS for PCF ensures that the connected application always connects to a working node.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about a9s MySQL for PCF:

Element Details
Version v0.10.0
Release date November 20, 2017
Software component version v10.1.24
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v1.8.x, v1.9.x, v1.10.x, and v1.11.x
Compatible Elastic Runtime version(s) v1.8.x, v1.9.x, v1.10.x, and v1.11.x
IaaS support AWS, OpenStack, and vSphere
IPsec support No


To install and use a9s MySQL for PCF, you must install the following products and tiles:

For more information, see Installing and Configuring a9s MySQL for PCF.

Feedback and Support

a9s MySQL for PCF is an automation toolset for open source MySQL. The anynines team can help your team get started and be successful. Technical support, including a service level agreement, is available with a commercial license.

If your company has specific MySQL administration policies or configuration best practises, the anynines team is happy to incorporate them, if applicable. Third-party MySQL support organizations are also welcome to assist.

Contributions are welcome and will be investigated by the anynines team. Send any bugs, feature requests, or questions to dssupport@anynines.com.


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