Dear MySQL users, MySQL Router 2.1.3 GA is the first GA release for MySQL Router 2.1.
The MySQL Router is a new building block for high availability solutions based on MySQL InnoDB clusters. By taking advantage of the new Group Replication technology, and combined with the MySQL Shell, InnoDB clusters provide an integrated solution for high availability and scalability for InnoDB based MySQL databases, that does not require advanced MySQL expertise. The deployment of applications with high availability requirements is greatly simplified by MySQL Router. MySQL client connections are transparently routed to online members of a InnoDB cluster, with MySQL server outages and cluster reconfigurations being automatically handled by the Router. MySQL Router 2.1 also introduces the following additions: * Automatic setup/bootstrap with a MySQL InnoDB cluster * Support for the new X protocol * Support for deployments inside self-contained directories * Easy and secure password management using a built-in keyring You can download MySQL Router fromhttp://dev.mysql.com/downloads/router. Package binaries are available for several platforms and also as a source code download. If you are a commercial customer, MySQL Router is available via the MySQL Oracle Support (MOS) website. Packages will be available on eDelivery at the next monthly refresh. Documentation for MySQL Router can be found at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-router/en Enjoy! Changes in MySQL Router 2.1.3 (2017-04-12, General Availability) A known limitation of this release: Note The --bootstrap command line option does not accept IPv6 addresses. * Functionality Added or Changed * Bugs Fixed Functionality Added or Changed * Added functionality to also scan for Router configuration files with the .ini extension, to provide backward compatibility with previous Router installations. Router looks in the initial directory for the .conf version, then checks for a .ini version, and then repeats the process in the second directory that's typically the user's home directory. (Bug #25688333) Bugs Fixed * On Linux, systemd based distributions defaulted to mysqlrouter.ini instead of mysqlrouter.conf. (Bug #25688333) * Bootstrapping as a super user (uid==0) without the --user option would generate files and directories that were owned by root an not accessible by others. Now, super users are required to pass in the --user option. Also while not recommended, the super user name can be passed in to force using the super user, such as --user=root. (Bug #25682736) * Router would compile against yaSSL but not OpenSSL. (Bug #25672823, Bug #85068) * On Solaris, MySQL Router would not start as it could not find the required logger.so. (Bug #25638708) * On FreeBSD, a unit-test would always fail with "Bad Suki". (Bug #25549490) On behalf of Oracle MySQL Release Team Balasubramanian Kandasamy