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4.6.1 The add process Command

add process --processhosts=process_host_list 
    [--set=attribute_assignment_list] cluster_name





This command adds one or more processes to an existing cluster, these being specified using a process_host_list whose format is the same as that used with the create cluster command. Any hosts referenced in the list must be members of the site to which the cluster belongs. In MySQL Cluster Manager 1.2.1 and later, all hosts must be resolvable (Bug #15870901).

Any new processes added by this command must be started explicitly using start process --added.

For example, the following add process command adds two mysqld processes on hosts torsk and kolja to the cluster named mycluster:

mcm> add process --processhosts=mysqld@torsk,mysqld@kolja mycluster;
| Command result               |
| Processes added successfully | 
1 row in set (2 min 10.39 sec)

Processes added before the cluster is started for the first time are started with the cluster. This makes it possible to use this command to break down what would otherwise be very long create cluster commands. Consider the following set of commands which creates and then starts a cluster named mycluster:

create cluster --processhosts=ndb_mgmd@host1,ndbd@host1,ndbd@host2, \
  mysqld@host3,mysqld@host4 mycluster;
start cluster mycluster;

The long create cluster command can be divided into a shorter (and more manageable) version of itself, plus several add process commands. This set of commands performs the same task as the previous set, creating mycluster with exactly the same processes and hosts as before, and then starting it:

create cluster --processhosts=ndb_mgmd@host1 mycluster;
add process --processhosts=ndbd@host1,ndbd@host2 mycluster;
add process --processhosts=mysqld@host3,mysqld@host4 mycluster;
start cluster mycluster;

Because mycluster was never started before the ndbd and mysqld processes were added to it using the add process commands shown, it is not necessary to use the --added option with the start cluster command in this case; all 5 processes are started.

A newly added process inherits its configuration attribute settings from those in effect for its process type on the parent cluster, or assume the default settings for that process type if none apply. Existing attribute settings in the cluster must have process-level scope to be inherited by new processes added later; instance-level settings set for existing process instances prior to adding any new ones do not apply to any of the added processes. (See Configuration attributes, for more information about the scope of attribute settings.)

Inherited attribute settings can be overridden when adding processes; to do this, use the add process command's --set option. This option takes as its argument an attribute assignment list similar in format to that used with the get and set commands. Suppose that the current ndbd process-level setting in the cluster named mycluster for the DataDir attribute is /home/users/ndb/cluster-data, but you wish to add two new ndbd processes that use /tmp/cluster/data instead. You can do this using the following command:

mcm> add process --set=ndbd:DataDir=/tmp/cluster/data 
   > --processhosts=mysqld@torsk,mysqld@kolja 
   > mysite;

The equals sign (=) immediately following the --set option is required.

When setting attributes in this way which contain paths for processes running on Windows, you must replace any backslashes (\) used with forward slashes (/), just as with the set command. See Setting Attributes Containing Paths on Windows, for more information.

After a process has been added using add process, you can also use the set command to modify its configuration attribute settings (or specify additional ones) as you would with any other cluster process being managed with MySQL Cluster Manager.

It is not currently possible to drop or delete cluster processes using MySQL Cluster Manager.


When IPv6-enabled Windows systems are used as MySQL Cluster hosts under MySQL Cluster Manager, you must reference these hosts using IPv4 addresses. Otherwise, MySQL Cluster Manager will be unable to connect to the agent processes on those hosts. See Section 5.1, “MySQL Cluster Manager Usage and Design Limitations”.