I team up with Tim Serong and Andrew Beekhof for a tutorial at linux.conf.au 2012.

Pacemaker author Andrew Beekhof dropped in as well, to field questions and provide additional insight into Pacemaker development.

The tutorial covers the configuration of a MySQL 2-node high availability cluster front to back, diving into the configuration of replicated storage, the cluster communications infrastructure, cluster resource management, and of course the MySQL database itself.

Reviews for this tutorial were rather enthusiastic, with bloggers comparing the experience to an enlightenment session from the Jedi grand masters of high availability.

This article originally appeared on the hastexo.com website (now defunct).