The ndb_mgm management client process is actually not needed to run the cluster. Its value lies in providing a set of commands for checking the cluster's status, starting backups, and performing other administrative functions. The management client accesses the management server using a C API. Advanced users can also employ this API for programming dedicated management processes to perform tasks similar to those performed by ndb_mgm.
To start the management client, it is necessary to supply the host name and port number of the management server:
ndb_mgm ndb_mgmd.mysql.com 1186
The default host name and port number are
localhost and 1186, respectively.
The following table includes options that are specific to the NDB Cluster management client program ndb_mgm. Additional descriptions follow the table. For options common to most NDB Cluster programs (including ndb_mgm), see Section 18.4.27, “Options Common to NDB Cluster Programs — Options Common to NDB Cluster Programs”.
Table 18.74 This table describes command-line options for the ndb_mgm program
This option can be used to send a command to the NDB Cluster management client from the system shell. For example, either of the following is equivalent to executing
SHOWin the management client:
ndb_mgm -e "SHOW"shell>
This is analogous to how the
-eoption works with the mysql command-line client. See Section 4.2.4, “Using Options on the Command Line”.Note
If the management client command to be passed using this option contains any space characters, then the command must be enclosed in quotation marks. Either single or double quotation marks may be used. If the management client command contains no space characters, the quotation marks are optional.
Permitted Values Type integer Default
If the connection to the management server is broken, the node tries to reconnect to it every 5 seconds until it succeeds. By using this option, it is possible to limit the number of attempts to
numberbefore giving up and reporting an error instead.
Additional information about using ndb_mgm can be found in Section 18.5.2, “Commands in the NDB Cluster Management Client”.