MySQL replication module upgrade

Yesterday I’ve put some new features into the ansible’s mysql_replication module because we are planning to move to GTID based replication from the good old binlog position based one, and the module wasn’t aware of.


This parameter can be either 0 or 1, defaults to 0. If set to 1 the replication will be threaded as GTID based replication.


This parameter threats the warnings because of MySQL 5.6 complaints a lot more than the previous versions. (For example, if the replication is not encrypted with SSL/TLS.) This could break our playbooks so you can set it to all, warnings, none (defaults none). Speaks for itself, all means all warnings/errors will be shown, if warnings set, then only the errors will be shown, and the warnings suppressed, and if none then that means, every message will be show up as-is.

If you need it, and you don’t want to wait until it is merged and released, you can download it from my GitHub repository.

MySQL variables module for ansible

I’ve created and another module for this besides the mysql_replication named mysql_variables.

The purpose of this module to get/set variables from running MySQL servers, and avoid to use shell module for this, because that is a bit frustrating, and there are long commands to run.

For example, when you wanna to set read_only mode via shell, you can do that like this:

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MySQL replication module for ansible

We maintain a lot of servers under Kinja, so we have to use some orchestrator software to perform some tasks on a lot of servers. The Ansible software is used by us because it is cool.

We have also a lot of MySQL servers (and counting!) under Kinja, so we have some tasks to perform on them, such as managing replication. Of course, there are some ways to do this, for example using multiplexed terminals, or run ansible shell commands what performs mysql queries (e.g. ansible mysql-master1 -m shell -a “mysql -e “SOME SQL QUERY HERE”) but it is not too comfy, and needs a lot of manual work.

So, there is a way to make it easier for us, and that’s why I made a mysql_replication module for Ansible. (And I made a pull request for that on GitHub, so I hope it will be merged soon to ‘official’ branch)

The mysql_replication module helps you to

  • Query slave status
  • Query master status
  • Change replication slave’s parameters (such as master server IP, master_log_pos, etc.)
  • Stop slave thread
  • Start slave thread

The module can be found in my GitHub repo here.