One of the common pain points for DBAs is creating and managing slaves. Since MariaDB already contains Galera libraries, the SST portion could be leveraged to allow async slave creation after a fresh install.
- New server is provisioned
- MariaDB Installed
- Server is brought up
- root user issues CHANGE MASTER TO ...... MASTER_SST=1;
- Server initiates SST utilizing replication user/pass
- After server comes back up, it connects as an asynchronous or semi-sync slave