June 3, 2013

Create a Couchbase cluster in less than a minute with Ansible

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When I was looking for a more effective way to create my cluster I asked some sysadmins which tools I should use to do it. The answer I got during OSDC was not Puppet, nor Chef, but was Ansible.
This article shows you how you can easily configure and create a Couchbase cluster deployed and many linux boxes...and the only thing you need on these boxes is an SSH Server!
Thanks to Jan-Piet Mens that was one of the person that convinced me to use Ansible and answered questions I had about Ansible.
You can watch the demonstration below, and/or look at all the details in the next paragraph.

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February 18, 2013

How Many Nodes? Part 2: Sizing a Couchbase Server 2.0 cluster

In the first part of this series, I gave an overview of the 5 factors that determine the sizing of your Couchbase cluster: RAM, disk (IO and size), CPU, network and data distribution.  In this second part, I want to go into more detail about specific use cases and scenarios to see how various application designs and workloads affect these various factors.

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