Installation of the MySQL Cluster Manager agent as a service is recommended. However, you should not install MySQL NDB Cluster processes (ndb_mgmd.exe, ndbd.exe, ndbmtd.exe, mysqld.exe) as services on Windows hosts to be used as MySQL NDB Cluster nodes under management by MySQL Cluster Manager, since the MySQL Cluster Manager agent itself controls MySQL NDB Cluster nodes independently of the Windows application.
After installing the MySQL Cluster Manager Agent as a Windows service, you can start and stop the agent using the Windowsapplication. The installation also configures the agent to start automatically whenever Windows starts, and to shut down safely whenever Windows shuts down.
The Windows service can be used to control the running of
MySQL Cluster Manager agents on a single host only. To shut down agents on
multiple hosts, you can use the
agents command in the MySQL Cluster Manager client.
The installation is performed using the command prompt (cmd.exe); as with installing or removing any Windows service, it must also be done as a user having sufficient permissions, such the system Administrator account. Follow these steps:
If the account you are currently using has Administrator privileges, you can simply start cmd.exe. Otherwise, you must run the command prompt program as the Administrator. To do this, first locate a shortcut to the command prompt. You can do this by typing
cmdinto the search box in the Windows Taskbar, and then select from the search results > .
If a Windows UAC dialog referring to cmd.exe appears, click to allow the command prompt to run as Administrator and thus to continue. You should now have a command prompt window open on your desktop, running a session with Administrator privileges.
To install the MySQL Cluster Manager agent as a service, we use the
SC CREATEcommand. This command allows us to specify a name for the service (for use with
NET STOPcommands), a display name (to be shown in the application), a startup mode (automatic or manual start), and a path to the executable to be run as a service. The path must also include any arguments needed by the program; in the case of MySQL Cluster Manager, mcmd.exe must be told where to find its configuration file by the
--configoption. Both of these paths must be absolute. Assume that you have installed MySQL Cluster Manager to the default location (
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Cluster Manager\mcm8.0.36), and that its configuration file is located in
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Cluster Manager\mcm8.0.36\; then, the following command installs MySQL Cluster Manager as a service named
MCM, with the display name “MySQL Cluster Manager 8.0.36”:
SC CREATE "MCM" DisplayName= "MySQL Cluster Manager 8.0.36" Start= "auto" BinPath= "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Cluster Manager\mcm8.0.36\bin\mcmd.exe --config=\"C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Cluster Manager\mcm8.0.36\mcmd.conf\""
This command can be quite long. For enhanced legibility, we have broken it across several lines, but you should always enter it on a single line, allowing it to wrap naturally. In addition, you should keep in mind that the spaces after the equal signs following the
BinPatharguments are required.
Starting and stopping the MySQL Cluster Manager agent Windows service.
After installing the service successfully, you can start and
stop the service manually, if the need arises, with the
SC START and
C:\>SC START MCM
C:\>SC STOP MCM
Alternatively, use the
NET START and
NET STOP commands:
C:\Windows\system32>NET START MCM
C:\Windows\system32>NET STOP MCM
Once the service is installed, the MySQL Cluster Manager agent starts
automatically whenever Windows is started. You can verify that
the service is running with the Windows
Taskbar). Open the
switch to the tab if it is
not already displayed. If the MySQL Cluster Manager agent is running, you can
find it in the list of services under
Name, column and
MySQL Cluster Manager
8.0.36 in the
You can also verify if the service is running using the Windows Taskbar). The application also allows you to start, stop, or pause the MySQL Cluster Manager agent service manually using a GUI.application(which can be searched and then run using the search box in the Windows
When first installing the MySQL Cluster Manager agent as a service, the
service is not started automatically until Windows is
restarted. If you do not wish to restart Windows, then you
must start the service manually using either
NET START on the
command line or the graphical control provided in the
You can remove the service using the
DELETE command and the name of the service—in
MCM—that was used in the
SC CREATE command. If the service is
running at the time that
SC DELETE is
executed, the removal of the service takes effect the next
time the service is stopped. In such a case, you must stop the
previous instance of the service manually, and allow it to be
removed, before you can reinstall the service.
Once you have installed the MySQL Cluster Manager agent and the service is running correctly, you are ready to connect to it using the MySQL Cluster Manager client. See Section 4.3, “Starting the MySQL Cluster Manager Client”, for information about how to do this.