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.
You must make several configuration changes to enable it for use as the repository. Making such changes to an existing instance could render it unusable.
Ensure the following:
The MySQL Server version is 5.6.14 or higher.
The InnoDB storage engine is available and partitioning enabled.
SSL is enabled.
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