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Neo4j and haproxy: Some Best Practices and Tricks

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Neo4j and haproxy: Some Best Practices and Tricks

The goal of that blog post is to provide a reasonable haproxy configuration suitable for most neo4j clusters.

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The goal of that blog post is to provide a reasonable haproxy configuration suitable for most neo4j clusters. It covers the Neo4j specific needs (authentication, stickyness, request routing) suitable for typically deployments.

Some Words for Introduction

When running a Neo4j cluster you typically want to front it with a load balancer. The load balancer itself is not part of Neo4j since a lot of customers already have hardware load balancers in their infrastructure. In case they have not or want some easy-to-go solution for that the recommended tool is haproxy.

In a Neo4j cluster its perfectly possible to run any operation (reads and writes) on any cluster member. However performance-wise it’s a good idea to send write requests directly to the master and send read-only requests to all cluster member or just to the slaves – depending how busy your master is.

What We Need to Cover

These days most folks interact with Neo4j by sending Cypher commands through the transactional cypher end point. This endpoint uses always a HTTP POST regardless if the Cypher commands are intended to perform read or write operation. This causes some pain for load balancing since we need to distinguish reads from writes.

One approach for this is to use a additional custom HTTTP header on the client side. Assume any request that should perform writes gets a X-Write:1 header in the request. Then haproxy just needs to check for this header in and acl and associate this acl with the backend containing only the master instance.

Another idea is that the load balancer inspects the request’s payload (aka the Cypher command you’re sending). If that payload contains write clauses like CREATE, MERGE, SET, DELETE, REMOVE or FOREACH it is most likely a write operation to be directed to the master. Luckily haproxy has capbilites to inspect the payload and apply regex matches.

A third approach would be to encapsulate each and every of your use cases into an unmanaged extension and use Cypher, Traversal API or core API inside as an implementation detail. By using the semantics of REST appropriately you use GET for side-effect free reads, PUT, POST and DELETE for writes. These can be used in haproxy’s acl as well very easily.

Another issue we have to deal when setting up the load balancer with is authentication. Since Neo4j 2.2 the database is protected by default with username and password. Of course we can switch that feature off, but if security is a concern it’s wise to have it enabled. In combination with haproxy we need to be aware that haproxy needs to use authentication as well for its status checks to identify who’s available and who’s master.

Recommended Setup

I’ve spent some time to fiddle out a haproxy config addressing all the points mentioned above. Let’s go through the relevant parts below line by line – for the rest I delegate to the excellent documentation for haproxy. Please note that this config requires a recent version of haproxy:

global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123

Glory Details

Defining access control lists:

global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123

The acl declare conditions to be used later one. We have acls to identify if the incoming request:

  • Has http method of POST, PUT or DELETE (l.16)
  • Has a specific request header X-Write:1
  • Contains one of the magic words in the payload to identify a write: CREATE, MERGE, DELETE, REMOVE, SET
  • Is targeted at the transactional cypher endpoint

Store a variable indicating tx endpoint:

global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123

We do a nasty trick here: we store a internal variable holding a boolean depending on wether the request is for the tx endpoint. Later on we refer back to that variable. The rationale is that haproxy cannot access acls in other sections of the config file.

Decide the backend to be used (aka do we read or write):

global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123

The acls defined above decide to which backend a request should be directed. We have one endpoint for the neo4j cluster’s master and another one for a pool of all available neo4j instances (master and slaves). A request is send to master if:

  • The X-Write:1 header is set, or
  • The request hits the tx cypher endpoint AND it contains one of the magic words.
  • It is a POST, PUT or DELETE.

Check status of neo4j instances, eventually with authentication:

global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123
global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123

A backend needs to check which of its member is available. Therefore Neo4j has a REST endpoint exposing the individual instance’s status. In case we use Neo4j authentication the requests to the status endpoint need to be authenticated. Thanks to stackoverflow, I’ve figured out that you can add a Authorization to these requests. As usual, the value for the auth header is a base64 encoded string of “<username>:<password>”. On a unix command line use:

echo "neo4j:123"| base64

In case you’ve disabled authentication in Neo4j, use the commented lines instead.

Stickyness for tx endpoint:

global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123

Using our previously stored variable, we get the value back and use it to declare an acl in this backend. To make sure any request for the same transaction number is sent to the same neo4j instance we create a sticky table to store the transaction ids. You might want to adopt the size of that table (here 1k) to your needs, as well the expire time should be aligned with neo4j’s org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout setting. It defaults to 60s, so if we expire the sticky table entry after 70s we’re on the safe side. If a http response from the tx endpoint has a Location header we store its 6th word – that is the transaction number – in the sticky table. If we hit the tx endpoint we check if the request path’s 4th word (the transaction id) is found in the sticky table. If so, the request gets send to the same server again, otherwise we use the default policy (round-robin).

Define neo4j cluster instances:

global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123

These lines hold a list of all cluster instances. Be sure to align the maxconn value with the amount of max_server_threads. By default Neo4j uses 10 threads per CPU core. So 32 is a good value for a 4 core box.

haproxy’s stats interface:

global
    daemon
    maxconn 256
    stats socket /var/run/haproxy.sock mode 600 level admin
    stats timeout 2m

defaults
    mode http
    option httplog
    timeout connect 5000ms
    timeout client 50000ms
    timeout server 50000ms

frontend http-in
    bind *:8090
    acl write_method method POST DELETE PUT
    acl write_hdr hdr_val(X-Write) eq 1
    acl write_payload payload(0,0) -m reg -i CREATE|MERGE|SET|DELETE|REMOVE
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint path_beg /db/data/transaction
    http-request set-var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint) bool(true) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_hdr
    use_backend neo4j-master if tx_cypher_endpoint write_payload
    use_backend neo4j-all if tx_cypher_endpoint
    use_backend neo4j-master if write_method
    default_backend neo4j-all

backend neo4j-all
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/available
    acl tx_cypher_endpoint var(txn.tx_cypher_endpoint),bool
    stick-table type integer size 1k expire 70s  # slightly higher with org.neo4j.server.transaction.timeout
    stick match path,word(4,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    stick store-response hdr(Location),word(6,/) if tx_cypher_endpoint
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

backend neo4j-master
    option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master HTTP/1.0\r\nAuthorization:\ Basic\ bmVvNGo6MTIz
    #option httpchk GET /db/manage/server/ha/master
    server s1 127.0.0.1:7474 maxconn 32 check
    server s2 127.0.0.1:7475 maxconn 32 check
    server s3 127.0.0.1:7476 maxconn 32 check

listen admin
    bind *:8080
    stats enable
    stats realm   Haproxy\ Statistics
    stats auth    admin:123


Haproxy provides a nice status dashbord. In most cases you want to protect that with a password. haproxy_stats

Conclusion

I hope this post could provide you some insights on how to use haproxy in front of a neo4j cluster efficiently. Of course I am aware that my experience and knowledge with haproxy is limited. So I appreciate any feedback to improve the config described here.

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