This class represents a connection to a cluster of data nodes.
Parent class. None
Child classes. None
An NDB application program should begin with the creation of a
Ndb_cluster_connection object, and
typically makes use of a single
Ndb_cluster_connection. The application
connects to a cluster management server when this object's
method is called. By using the
method it is possible to wait for the connection to reach one or
more data nodes.
There is no restriction against instantiating multiple
Ndb_cluster_connection objects representing
connections to different management servers in a single
application, nor against using these for creating multiple
instances of the
Ndb class. Such
Ndb_cluster_connection objects (and the
Ndb instances based on them) are
not required even to connect to the same cluster.
For example, it is entirely possible to perform
application-level partitioning of data in
such a manner that data meeting one set of criteria are
“handed off” to one cluster using an
Ndb object that makes use of an
Ndb_cluster_connection object representing a
connection to that cluster, while data not meeting those criteria
(or perhaps a different set of criteria) can be sent to a different
cluster through a different instance of Ndb that makes use of an
Ndb_cluster_connection “pointing” to
the second cluster.
It is possible to extend this scenario to develop a single application that accesses an arbitrary number of clusters. However, in doing so, the following conditions and requirements must be kept in mind:
A cluster management server (ndb_mgmd) can
connect to one and only one cluster without being restarted and
reconfigured, as it must read the data telling it which data
nodes make up the cluster from a configuration file
“belongs” to a single management server whose host
name or IP address is used in instantiating this object (passed
connection_string argument to
its constructor); once the object is created, it cannot be used
to initiate a connection to a different management server.
Ndb object making use of
this connection (
cannot be re-used to connect to a different cluster management
server (and thus to a different collection of data nodes making
up a cluster). Any given instance of
Ndb is bound to a specific
Ndb_cluster_connection when created, and that
Ndb_cluster_connection is in turn bound to a
single and unique management server when it is instantiated.
The bindings described above persist for the lifetimes of the
Ndb_cluster_connection objects in question.
Therefore, it is imperative in designing and implementing any
application that accesses multiple clusters in a single session,
that a separate set of
Ndb objects be instantiated for
connecting to each cluster management server, and that no confusion
arises as to which of these is used to access which MySQL Cluster.
It is also important to keep in mind that no direct “sharing” of data or data nodes between different clusters is possible. A data node can belong to one and only one cluster, and any movement of data between clusters must be accomplished on the application level.
For examples demonstrating how connections to two different clusters can be made and used in a single application, see Section 2.4.2, “Using Synchronous Transactions and Multiple Clusters”, and Section 3.5.2, “MGM API Event Handling with Multiple Clusters”.
Methods. The following table lists the public methods of this class and the purpose or use of each method:
|Method||Purpose / Use|
||Constructor; creates a connection to a cluster of data nodes.|
||Connects to a cluster management server.|
Gets the auto-reconnection setting for API nodes using
Whether or not the most recent attempt to connect succeeded.
If the most recent attempt to connect failed, provides the reason.
Used to iterate through multiple
Disables the creation of new
Enables or disables auto-reconnection of API nodes using
||Provides a name for the connection|
||Used to control node-selection behavior.|
||Sets a connection timeout|
Enables the creation of new
||Waits until a connection with one or more data nodes is successful.|
For detailed descriptions, signatures, and examples of use for each
of these methods, see
Section 188.8.131.52, “
This diagram shows all the available methods of the