Charmed MySQL K8s

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8.0/stable 153 27 Jun 2024
Ubuntu 22.04
8.0/candidate 153 26 Jun 2024
Ubuntu 22.04
8.0/beta 160 15 Jul 2024
Ubuntu 22.04
8.0/beta 161 15 Jul 2024
Ubuntu 22.04
8.0/edge 163 18 Jul 2024
Ubuntu 22.04
8.0/edge 162 18 Jul 2024
Ubuntu 22.04
juju deploy mysql-k8s --channel 8.0/stable
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WARNING: at the moment, there is NO ability to pause operator!
Make sure your activity will not interfere with the operator itself!

Ensure you went into the real issue which requires the manual activity. Run juju status and check the list of charm statuses and recommended activities there.


Please be familiar with Juju logs concepts and learn how to manage Juju logs.

Always check the Juju logs before troubleshooting further:

juju debug-log --replay --tail

Focus on ERRORS (normally there should be none):

juju debug-log --replay | grep -c ERROR

Consider to enable DEBUG log level IF you are troubleshooting wired charm behavior:

juju model-config 'logging-config=<root>=INFO;unit=DEBUG'

The MySQL logs are located in workload (see below) container:

> ls -la /var/log/mysql/
-rw-r----- 1 mysql mysql 8783 Sep 18 21:14 error.log


Check the operator architecture first to be familiar with charm and workload containers. Make sure both containers are Running and Ready to continue troubleshooting inside the charm. To describe the running pod, use the following command (where 0 is a Juju unit id). :

kubectl describe pod mysql-k8s-0 -n <juju_model_name>
    Image:          jujusolutions/charm-base:ubuntu-22.04
    State:          Running
    Ready:          True
    Restart Count:  0
    State:          Running
    Ready:          True
    Restart Count:  0

Container charm

To enter the charm container, use:

juju ssh mysql-k8s/0 bash

Here you can make sure pebble is running, the Pebble plan is

root@mysql-k8s-0:/var/lib/juju# /charm/bin/pebble services
Service          Startup  Current  Since
container-agent  enabled  active   today at 21:13 UTC

root@mysql-k8s-0:/var/lib/juju# ps auxww
root           1  0.0  0.0 717688 10956 ?        Ssl  21:13   0:00 /charm/bin/pebble run --http :38812 --verbose
root          16  0.8  0.1 778372 59540 ?        Sl   21:13   0:03 /charm/bin/containeragent unit --data-dir /var/lib/juju --append-env PATH=$PATH:/charm/bin --show-log --charm-modified-version 0

Normally you should have no issues here, if you see some, please contact us.
Feel free to improve this document!

Container mysql (workload)

To enter the workload container, use:

juju ssh --container mysql mysql-k8s/0 bash

You can check the list of running processes and Pebble plan:

root@mysql-k8s-0:/# /charm/bin/pebble services
Service          Startup   Current   Since
mysqld_exporter  disabled  inactive  -
mysqld_safe      enabled   active    today at 21:14 UTC

root@mysql-k8s-0:/# ps auxww
root           1  0.1  0.0 719288 13852 ?        Ssl  21:13   0:00 /charm/bin/pebble run --create-dirs --hold --http :38813 --verbose
mysql         70  0.0  0.0   2888  1884 ?        S    21:14   0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/mysqld_safe
mysql        366  2.4  7.2 26711784 2394252 ?    Sl   21:14   0:10 /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/usr --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --plugin-dir=/usr/lib/mysql/plugin --log-error=/var/log/mysql/error.log

The list of running Pebble services will depends on configured (enabled) COS integration and/or Backup functionality. The Pebble and it’s service mysqld_safe must always be enabled and currently running (the Linux processes pebble, mysqld_safe and mysqld).

To connect inside the MySQL, check the charm users concept and request admin credentials and use mysql:

> juju run mysql-k8s/leader get-password username=root
password: xbodZvGTGXc6AdLbiEzAcyF9
username: root

> juju ssh --container mysql mysql-k8s/0 bash
> > mysql -h -u root -pxbodZvGTGXc6AdLbiEzAcyF9 mysql -e "show databases"
> +-------------------------------+
> | Database                      |
> +-------------------------------+
> | information_schema            |
> | mysql                         |
> | mysql_innodb_cluster_metadata |
> | performance_schema            |
> | sys                           |
> +-------------------------------+
> 5 rows in set (0.00 sec)
> ...

Continue troubleshooting your DB/SQL related issues from here.

WARNING: please do NOT manage users, credentials, databases, schema directly to avoid a split bran situation with the operator and/or related (integrated) applications.

It is NOT recommended to restart services directly as it might create a split brain situation with operator internal state. If you see the problem with a unit, consider to scale-down and re-scale-up to recover the cluster state.

As a last resort, contact us If you cannot determinate the source of your issue. Also, feel free to improve this document!

Installing extra software:

WARNING: please do NOT install any additionally software as it may affect the stability and produce anomalies which is hard to troubleshoot and fix! Otherwise always remove manually installed components at the end of troubleshooting. Keep the house clean!

Sometimes it is necessary to install some extra troubleshooting software. Use the common approach:

root@mysql-k8s-0:/# apt update && apt install less
Setting up less (590-1ubuntu0.22.04.1) ...

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