Before installing the MySQL Enterprise Monitor components, gather credentials (a root user ID and password) for all the MySQL servers you plan to monitor. The Agent installation requires a dedicated user ID in each monitored MySQL server;, and optional limited and general users that the Installer can create for you.
With MySQL 5.5.16 and higher, you can configure these user IDs to authenticate using the PAM Authentication plugin. Currently, MySQL Enterprise Monitor does not support authentication through the Windows Native Authentication plugin.
Optionally, gather credentials for your My Oracle Support account, which you can specify in the MySQL Enterprise Monitor User Interface Settings tab.
The following sections outline the users associated with the MySQL Enterprise Monitor.