To add a connection, click the
[+] icon to the
right of the MySQL Connections title. This
opens the Setup New Connection form:
The Setup New Connection form features a Configure Server Management button (bottom left) that is required if a MySQL connection will be used for anything that requires shell access to the host. For example, if you want to start/stop the MySQL instance, or edit the configuration file, then executing this wizard is required. For more information, see Section 5.2.1, “Configure Server Management Wizard”.
Fill out the connection details, such as the Connection Name, and click Configure Server Management to execute the Server Management wizard.
New connections are added to the Home page as a tab, and multiple connection tabs may be open simultaneously in MySQL Workbench. You may monitor and configure a MySQL server via a MySQL connection using the Navigator as described at Section 184.108.40.206, “Navigator”.