MySQL Notifier Guide  /  MySQL Notifier Overview

Chapter 1 MySQL Notifier Overview

MySQL Notifier is a tool that enables you to monitor and adjust the status of your local and remote MySQL server instances through an indicator that resides in the Microsoft Windows taskbar. MySQL Notifier also gives quick access to MySQL Workbench through its context menu. For convenience, MySQL Notifier can be configured to start automatically each time Microsoft Windows is started.

To install, download and execute the MySQL Notifier MSI file.

For notes detailing the changes in each release of MySQL Notifier, see the MySQL Notifier Release Notes.

Visit the MySQL Notifier forum for additional MySQL Notifier help and support.

Features Include:

  • Start, stop, and restart instances of the MySQL server.

  • Automatically detects (and adds) new MySQL server services. These are listed under Manage Monitored Items, and may also be configured.

  • The Tray icon changes, depending on the status. It is a right-pointing green triangle if all monitored MySQL server instances are running or a red square if at least one service is stopped. The Update MySQL Notifier tray icon based on service status option, which dictates this behavior, is enabled by default for each service.

  • Links to other applications like MySQL Workbench, MySQL Installer, and the MySQL Utilities. For example, choosing Manage Instance will load the MySQL Workbench Server Administration window for that particular instance.

  • If MySQL Workbench is also installed, then the Manage Instance and SQL Editor options are available for local (but not remote) MySQL instances.

  • Monitors both local and remote MySQL instances.