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1. Create a local cluster
We will use the
yb-docker-ctl utility downloaded in the previous step to create and administer a containerized local cluster. Detailed output for the create command is available in yb-docker-ctl Reference.
$ ./yb-docker-ctl create
By default, the above command will create a 1 node cluster with Replication Factor (RF) 1. You can create run a 3 node cluster with RF 3 by using the command below.
$ ./yb-docker-ctl create --rf 3
Clients can now connect to the YSQL and YCQL APIs at
2. Check cluster status with yb-docker-ctl
Run the command below to see that we now have 1
yb-master (yb-master-n1) and 1
yb-tserver (yb-tserver-n1) containers running on this localhost. Roles played by these containers in a YugabyteDB cluster are explained in detail here.
$ ./yb-docker-ctl status
ID PID Type Node URL Status Started At 921494a8058d 5547 tserver yb-tserver-n1 http://192.168.64.5:9000 Running 2018-10-18T22:02:50.187976253Z feea0823209a 5039 master yb-master-n1 http://192.168.64.2:7000 Running 2018-10-18T22:02:47.163244578Z
3. Check cluster status with Admin UI
The yb-master-n1 Admin UI is available at http://localhost:7000 and the yb-tserver-n1 Admin UI is available at http://localhost:9000. Other masters and tservers do not have their admin ports mapped to localhost to avoid port conflicts.
NOTE: Clients connecting to the cluster will connect to only yb-tserver-n1 even if you used yb-docker-ctl to create a multi-node local cluster. In case of Docker for Mac, routing traffic directly to containers is not even possible today. Since only 1 node will receive the incoming client traffic, throughput expected for Docker-based local clusters can be significantly lower than binary-based local clusters.
3.1 Overview and Master status
The yb-master-n1 home page shows that we have a cluster (aka a Universe) with
Replication Factor of 1 and
Num Nodes (TServers) as 1. The
Num User Tables is 0 since there are no user tables created yet. YugabyteDB version number is also shown for your reference.
The Masters section highlights the 3 masters along with their corresponding cloud, region and zone placement.
3.2 TServer status
Clicking on the
See all nodes takes us to the Tablet Servers page where we can observe the 1 tservers along with the time since it last connected to this master via regular heartbeats. Additionally, we can see that the
Load (Num Tablets) is balanced across all available tservers. These tablets are the shards of the user tables currently managed by the cluster (which in this case is the
system_redis.redis table). As new tables get added, new tablets will get automatically created and distributed evenly across all the available tservers.