Managing a MySQL Cluster involves a number of tasks, the first of which is to configure and start MySQL Cluster. This is covered in Section 17.3, “MySQL Cluster Configuration”, and Section 17.4, “MySQL Cluster Programs”.
The next few sections cover the management of a running MySQL Cluster.
For information about security issues relating to management and deployment of a MySQL Cluster, see Section 17.5.10, “MySQL Cluster Security Issues”.
There are essentially two methods of actively managing a running
MySQL Cluster. The first of these is through the use of commands
entered into the management client whereby cluster status can be
checked, log levels changed, backups started and stopped, and nodes
stopped and started. The second method involves studying the
contents of the cluster log
this is usually found in the management server's
DataDir directory, but this location can be
overridden using the
option—see Section 18.104.22.168, “Defining a MySQL Cluster Management Server”, for
details. (Recall that
the unique identifier of the node whose activity is being logged.)
The cluster log contains event reports generated by
ndbd. It is also possible to send cluster log
entries to a Unix system log.