B.14.10. DBRD and Support and Consulting

In the following section, we provide answers to questions that are most frequently asked about DRBD and resources.

Questions

  • B.14.10.1: Does MySQL offer professional consulting to help with designing a DRBD system?

  • B.14.10.2: Does MySQL offer support for DRBD and Linux Heartbeat from MySQL?

  • B.14.10.3: Are pre-built binaries or RPMs available?

  • B.14.10.4: Does MySQL have documentation to help me with the installation and configuration of DRBD and Linux Heartbeat?

  • B.14.10.5: Is there a dedicated discussion forum for MySQL High-Availability?

  • B.14.10.6: Where can I get more information about MySQL for DRBD?

Questions and Answers

B.14.10.1: Does MySQL offer professional consulting to help with designing a DRBD system?

Yes. MySQL offers consulting for the design, installation, configuration, and monitoring of high availability DRBD. For more information concerning a High Availability Jumpstart, please see: http://www.mysql.com/consulting/packaged/scaleout.html.

B.14.10.2: Does MySQL offer support for DRBD and Linux Heartbeat from MySQL?

Yes. Support for DRBD is available with an add-on subscription to MySQL Enterprise called “DRBD for MySQL”. For more information about support options for DRBD see: http://mysql.com/products/enterprise/features.html.

For the list of supported Linux distributions, please see: http://www.mysql.com/support/supportedplatforms/enterprise.html.

Note

DRBD is only available on Linux. DRBD is not available on Windows, MacOS, Solaris, HPUX, AIX, FreeBSD, or other non-Linux platforms.

B.14.10.3: Are pre-built binaries or RPMs available?

Yes. “DRBD for MySQL” is an add-on subscription to MySQL Enterprise, which provides pre-built binaries for DRBD. For more information, see: http://mysql.com/products/enterprise/features.html.

B.14.10.4: Does MySQL have documentation to help me with the installation and configuration of DRBD and Linux Heartbeat?

For MySQL-specific DRBD documentation, see Section 14.1, “Using MySQL with DRBD”.

For general DRBD documentation, see DRBD User's Guide.

B.14.10.5: Is there a dedicated discussion forum for MySQL High-Availability?

Yes, http://forums.mysql.com/list.php?144.

B.14.10.6: Where can I get more information about MySQL for DRBD?

For more information about MySQL for DRBD, including a technical white paper please see: http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/drbd.html.

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