3.3.2 Installing MySQL Cluster Manager on Windows Platforms

To install MySQL Cluster Manager on Windows platforms, obtain the MSI installer for it (see Section 3.1, “Obtaining MySQL Cluster Manager”), then follow these steps:

  • Run the installer by double-clicking it in Windows Explorer (some versions of Windows also provide an Install item in the Windows Explorer menu that can be used to run the installer). When you start the installer, you may see a Windows Security Warning screen. If you obtained the installer from a trusted source and know that it has not been tampered with, choose Run from the dialog, which allows the installer to continue to the Welcome screen.

  • Click the Next button to continue to the License Agreement screen. You should read the license text in the text area, and when you have done so, check the box labelled I accept the terms in the License Agreement. Until you have checked the box, you cannot complete the MySQL Cluster Manager installation; it is possible only to print the license, go back to the previous screen, or cancel the installation (using the buttons labelled Print, Back, and Cancel, respectively). Checking the box enables the Next button.

  • Click the Next button to continue to the Destination Folder screen, where you can choose the installation directory. The default location is C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Cluster Manager\. You can click the Change button to change the directory where MySQL Cluster Manager should be installed; the default directory is adequate for most cases.

    Once you have selected the destination directory, the installer has gathered all the information that it requires to perform the installation. Click Next to continue to the Ready screen

  • Click the Install button to install MySQL Cluster Manager. As the installer begins to copy files and perform other tasks affecting the system, you may see a warning dialog from Windows User Access Control. If this occurs, click the Yes button to allow the installation to continue. A Setup Wizard screen with a progress bar is displayed while the installer runs.

    The Setup Wizard may require several minutes to copy all of the necessary files for MySQL Cluster Manager and MySQL NDB Cluster to the installation directory and to perform other required changes.


    The MySQL Cluster Manager installer places MySQL NDB Cluster in the cluster directory under the installation directory (by default, that is C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Cluster Manager\cluster). The location of the MySQL NDB Cluster binaries is not separately configurable when using the MySQL Cluster Manager installer.

  • When the Setup Wizard finishes, the installer displays the Installation Completed screen. MySQL Cluster Manager has now been installed to the destination directory; click the Finish button to exit the installer.

As mentioned elsewhere (see, for example, Section 4.4.1, “Creating a MySQL NDB Cluster with MySQL Cluster Manager”), you must install a copy of MySQL Cluster Manager on each computer where you intend to host a MySQL NDB Cluster node. Therefore, the above procedure must be performed separately on each host computer. For ease of installations and upgrades on multiple machines, it is recommended that you install MySQL Cluster Manager to the same location on each host. C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Cluster Manager\ is the default location for installation, but it is possible to install MySQL Cluster Manager to an alternate location such as C:\mcm\.