The Manage Server Connections dialog is another way to manage MySQL connections. This dialog is invoked by either selecting Edit Connection or selecting Database, Manage Connections from the main menu. It can also be invoked from any of the wizards requiring access to a live database.
After the MySQL connection manager is launched, you are presented with the following dialog, with the Connection tab open:
Connection Name: The name used to refer to this connection. This connection can then be selected from a list in other wizards requiring a connection.
Connection Method: Method used to connect to the RDBMS.
After you select a connection method, the fields available in the Parameters, SSL, and Advanced tabs change accordingly. More details about these options and parameters are available below.
The Test Connection button will test the selected MySQL connection, and report the connection status.
For testing remote connections, you might also use
ping to check the hostname, or
telnet to also check the port. If these fail,
then also check the firewall settings on each host, and also
that MySQL server is running on the remote host.