You need not reinstall the MySQL Enterprise Agent in order to change the MySQL server that it monitors. It is possible to adapt an existing agent so that it monitors a different server.
To do this you must stop the monitor agent and then remove the server that it is monitoring. To stop the agent see:
For instructions on removing a server see, Section 126.96.36.199, “Removing a Server From the Dashboard”.
Once the agent is stopped and the server is removed from the
Dashboard, you can change the
mysql-monitor-agent.ini, or the
agent-instance.ini file within the agent
instances instances directory. To find this
directory, examine the content of the
mysql-monitor-agent.ini and check the value
To make changes to the monitored MySQL server, edit the
agent-instance.ini file. Change the
if required. For more information, see
Section C.2.2, “MySQL Server (
To change other settings, such as enabling proxy support
(required for Query Analyzer), the management host, or the port
number used by the agent, modify the
mysql-monitor-agent.ini file. For more
Section C.2.1, “MySQL Enterprise Agent Configurable Options”.
To restart the agent, see:
When adapting an existing agent to monitor a remote server, make sure that the agent has the credentials for remote access and that the port on the remote MySQL server instance is open. For more information, see Section 5.3.7, “Configuring an Agent to Monitor a Remote MySQL Server”.
If you have trouble starting the agent, check Section 5.3.10, “Troubleshooting the Agent”.
Log in to the Dashboard and find your new server in the
All Servers group.