A MySQL server that is part of a MySQL Cluster differs in one chief
respect from a normal (nonclustered) MySQL server, in that it
NDBCLUSTER storage engine.
This engine is also referred to simply as
NDB, and the two forms of the name are
To avoid unnecessary allocation of resources, the server is
configured by default with the
storage engine disabled. To enable
you must modify the server's
configuration file, or start the server with the
For more information about
--ndbcluster and other MySQL server
options specific to MySQL Cluster, see
Section 188.8.131.52, “mysqld Command Options for MySQL Cluster”.
The MySQL server is a part of the cluster, so it also must know how
to access an MGM node to obtain the cluster configuration data. The
default behavior is to look for the MGM node on
localhost. However, should you need to specify
that its location is elsewhere, this can be done in
my.cnf or on the MySQL server command line.
NDB storage engine can be
used, at least one MGM node must be operational, as well as any
desired data nodes.
NDB, the MySQL Cluster storage engine,
is available in binary distributions for Linux, Mac OS X, and
Solaris. We are working to support MySQL Cluster on all operating
systems supported by MySQL, including Windows. For information about
installing MySQL Cluster, see
Section 15.2.1, “MySQL Cluster Multi-Computer Installation”.