The Enterprise Service Manager requires a repository to store its data. The installer optionally installs a local, clean repository for this purpose. However, you can choose not to install the bundled MySQL Server and use another repository instead. This repository can be on the same machine as the Enterprise Service Manager, or on a remote machine.
The repository instance must be present before starting the MySQL Enterprise Monitor installation.
It is strongly recommended you use a clean installation of MySQL Server as the Enterprise Service Manager repository and do not use this server for any other purpose.
You must make several configuration changes to enable it for use as the repository.
Ensure the following:
The MySQL Server version is 5.6.14 or higher.
It is possible to use MySQL 5.5.8, or 5.6.10, or higher, but 5.6.14 is the recommended minimum version for the MySQL Enterprise Monitor repository.
It is not recommended to use MySQL 5.7, because this version is not yet Generally Available.
The InnoDB storage engine is available.
SSL is enabled. For more information on configuring SSL for MySQL Enterprise Monitor, see Section 6.2, “Installing SSL Certificates”.
You must ensure the following in the MySQL Server configuration:
Query Cache must not be enabled.
On Linux/Unix hosts, ensure
innodb_flush_method=O_Direct, except on
Solaris if ZFS is used. If using ZFS, comment out this
It is recommended to set
Define a Service Manager user to enable the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager to connect to, and modify, the repository. This user must have the following privileges:
CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES
The Service Manager user's credentials are required by the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager installation process.