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Percona Cluster 8.0 RPM Minor Version Upgrade

Use the following instructions to upgrade an RPM Percona XtraDB Cluster to v8.0.35 to avoid Moogsoft Onprem-impacting issues that have been identified in lower versions.

System Setup

This example uses the following sample server configuration for Moogsoft Onprem and the Percona Cluster:

  • Server1 - Moogsoft Onprem 9.x.x.x

  • Server2 - Percona Cluster Node1

  • Server3 - Percona Cluster Node2

  • Server4 - Percona Cluster Node3


This procedure guides a user with root/sudo access through an RPM-based online installation.


  • IST - Incremental State Transfer. Functionality which instead of whole state snapshot can catch up with the group by receiving the missing writesets, but only if the writeset is still in the donor’s writeset cache.

  • SST - State Snapshot Transfer is the full copy of data from one node to another. Used when a new node joins the cluster; it has to transfer data from an existing node.

Upgrade Steps


The commands provided in this procedure assume that the rest_lam and socket_lam are in use. Other configurations are possible with additional LAMs and integrations.

Use this command to stop additional services

sudo systemctl stop <lam_service_name>

Step 1 - Stop all Moog services that connect to the database

sudo systemctl stop restlamd
sudo systemctl stop socketlamd
sudo systemctl stop moogfarmd
sudo systemctl stop apache-tomcat


While it is technically possible to perform the cluster upgrade when the system is running and processing events, doing so greatly increases the chances of issues and/or SST occurrence later in the upgrade.

Step 2 - Make sure the three database nodes are synced

Perform the following check from any location (expected output is below). If any nodes do not report they are synced, do not proceed with the upgrade and check the mysqld.log for possible causes.

[root@server1]# curl http://server2:9198
Percona XtraDB Cluster Node is synced.
[root@server1]# curl http://server3:9198
Percona XtraDB Cluster Node is synced.
[root@server1]# curl http://server4:9198
Percona XtraDB Cluster Node is synced.

Step 3 - Perform the actions on Server2

  1. Stop the MySQL node (both commands are included below to include the two most common scenarios):

    sudo systemctl stop mysql
    sudo systemctl stop mysql@bootstrap.service
  2. Update the packages:

    sudo yum update percona-xtradb-cluster-*-8.0.35 percona-xtrabackup-80-8.0.35
  3. Backup the grastate.dat file. The command below assumes the default location (if it is not here, check the datadir folder which is specified in /etc/my.cnf).

    cp /var/lib/mysql/grastate.dat /var/lib/mysql/grastate.dat.bak
  4. Delete any references to service-startup-timeout from the /etc/my.cnf file. Edit the file and remove any lines containing this string:


    An example command to do this is:

    sed -i '/service-startup-timeout/d' /etc/my.cnf
  5. Finally start the node normally:

    sudo systemctl start mysql

    It will either sync immediately or spend a short amount of time performing an IST from another node. See the example below from /var/log/mysql/mysqld.log:

    2020-08-20T11:12:45.559572-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST... 
    13.0% ( 96/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:12:56.030910-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST... 
    23.8% (176/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:13:06.922647-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST... 
    34.6% (256/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:13:18.481076-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST... 
    45.5% (336/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:13:30.433314-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST... 
    56.3% (416/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:13:42.463826-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST... 
    67.1% (496/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:13:52.673644-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST... 
    75.8% (560/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:14:02.812737-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST... 
    84.4% (624/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.210387-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Receiving IST...
    100.0% (739/739 events) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.211793-00:00 2 [Note] WSREP: IST 
    received: beebd113-e080-11ea-8803-6f888df3319a:21784800
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.212523-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: 0.0 
    (pxc-node-server2): State transfer from 2.0 
    (pxc-node-server3) complete.
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.212564-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: SST leaving flow control
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.212574-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Shifting 
    JOINER -> JOINED (TO: 21784800)
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.213148-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Member 0.0 
    (pxc-node-server2) synced with group.
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.213174-00:00 0 [Note] WSREP: Shifting JOINED 
    -> SYNCED (TO: 21784800)
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.213211-00:00 2 [Note] WSREP: Synchronized 
    with group, ready for connections
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.213234-00:00 2 [Note] WSREP: Setting 
    wsrep_ready to true
    2020-08-20T11:14:06.213254-00:00 2 [Note] WSREP: wsrep_notify_cmd 
    is not defined, skipping notification.
    2020-08-20T11:14:44.973932-00:00 0 [Note] InnoDB: Buffer 
    pool(s) load completed at 200820 11:14:44
  6. Verify this node has synced before proceeding to the next node:

    [root@server1]#  curl http://server2:9198
    Percona XtraDB Cluster Node is synced.

Step 4 - Perform the actions on Server3

Repeat the same actions on Server3 as you performed on Server2 in Step 3.

Step 5 - Server4 actions:

Repeat the same actions on Server4 as you performed on Server2 in Step 3.

Step 6 - Final Cluster Check

Check that all three database nodes are synced:

[root@server1]# curl http://server2:9198
Percona XtraDB Cluster Node is synced.
[root@server1]# curl http://server3:9198
Percona XtraDB Cluster Node is synced.
[root@server1]# curl http://server4:9198
Percona XtraDB Cluster Node is synced.

Step 7 - Resume Moog Services

sudo systemctl start apache-tomcat
sudo systemctl start moogfarmd
sudo systemctl start restlamd
sudo systemctl start socketlamd

Fixing the upgraded node if an SST occurs

When the upgraded node rejoins the cluster, it is important that it synchronizes with the cluster using IST. If an SST occurs, you may need to upgrade the data directory structure using mysql_upgrade again to make sure it is compatible with the newer version of the binaries.


Check the error log for statements like the following to determine if an SST occurred:

“Check if state gap can be serviced using IST ... State gap can’t be serviced using IST. Switching to SST” instead of “Receiving IST: ...” lines appropriate to IST synchronization.

Perform the following additional steps to upgrade the data directory structure after SST completes:

  1. Shut down the node that rejoined the cluster using SST:

    sudo systemctl stop mysql
  2. Restart the node in standalone mode:

    sudo mysqld --user=mysql --wsrep-provider='none'
  3. Run mysql-upgrade in another terminal then kill the standalone node.

  4. Restart the node normally and ensure the node rejoins the cluster using IST:

    sudo systemctl start mysql