YugabyteDB can automatically handle failures and therefore provides high availability. You will create YSQL tables with a replication factor (RF) of
3 that allows a fault tolerance of 1. This means the cluster will remain available for both reads and writes even if one node fails. However, if another node fails bringing the number of failures to two, then writes will become unavailable on the cluster in order to preserve data consistency.
This tutorial uses the yb-ctl local cluster management utility.
1. Create a universe
If you have a previously running local universe, destroy it using the following.
$ ./bin/yb-ctl destroy
Start a new local three-node cluster with a replication factor of
$ ./bin/yb-ctl --rf 3 create
2. Run the sample key-value app
Download the YugabyteDB workload generator JAR file (
$ wget https://github.com/yugabyte/yb-sample-apps/releases/download/v1.3.0/yb-sample-apps.jar?raw=true -O yb-sample-apps.jar
SqlInserts workload against the local universe using the following command.
$ java -jar ./yb-sample-apps.jar --workload SqlInserts \ --nodes 127.0.0.1:5433 \ --num_threads_write 1 \ --num_threads_read 4
SqlInserts workload prints some statistics while running, which is also shown below. You can read more details about the output of the workload applications at the YugabyteDB workload generator .
2018-05-10 09:10:19,538 [INFO|...] Read: 8988.22 ops/sec (0.44 ms/op), 818159 total ops | Write: 1095.77 ops/sec (0.91 ms/op), 97120 total ops | ... 2018-05-10 09:10:24,539 [INFO|...] Read: 9110.92 ops/sec (0.44 ms/op), 863720 total ops | Write: 1034.06 ops/sec (0.97 ms/op), 102291 total ops | ...
3. Observe even load across all nodes
You can check a lot of the per-node statistics by browsing to the tablet-servers page. It should look like this. The total read and write IOPS per node are highlighted in the screenshot below. Note that both the reads and the writes are roughly the same across all the nodes indicating uniform usage across the nodes.
4. Remove a node and observe continuous write availability
Remove a node from the universe.
$ ./bin/yb-ctl remove_node 3
Refresh the tablet-servers page to see the stats update. The
Time since heartbeat value for that node will keep increasing. Once that number reaches 60s (1 minute), YugabyteDB will change the status of that node from
DEAD. Note that at this time the universe is running in an under-replicated state for some subset of tablets.
4. Remove another node and observe write unavailability
Remove another node from the universe.
$ ./bin/yb-ctl remove_node 2
Refresh the tablet-servers page to see the stats update. Writes are now unavailable but reads can continue to be served for whichever tablets available on the remaining node.
6. [Optional] Clean up
Optionally, you can shutdown the local cluster created in Step 1.
$ ./bin/yb-ctl destroy