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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  Installing and Upgrading MySQL  /  Installing MySQL Using Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)

2.6 Installing MySQL Using Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)

Linux supports a number of different solutions for installing MySQL, covered in Section 2.5, “Installing MySQL on Linux”. One of the methods, covered in this section, is installing from Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). You can find information about Oracle Linux and ULN under

To use ULN, you need to obtain a ULN login and register the machine used for installation with ULN. This is described in detail in the ULN FAQ. The page also describes how to install and update packages.

Both Community and Commercial packages are supported:

  • Community versions has one channel for each MySQL Server version, such as "MySQL 8.0". They are available to all ULN users.

  • Commercial versions has three channel available: "MySQL 8.0 Commercial Server", "MySQL 8.0 Connectors Commercial", and "MySQL 8.0 Tools Commercial".

    Accessing commercial MySQL ULN packages at requires you to provide a CSI with one of these 4 purchases attached to it: 60944, 60945, 64911, or 64912. The appropriate CSI makes commercial MySQL subscription channels available in your ULN GUI interface.


Oracle Linux 8 is supported as of MySQL 8.0.17.

Once MySQL has been installed using ULN, you can find information on starting and stopping the server, and more, in this section, particularly under Section 2.5.4, “Installing MySQL on Linux Using RPM Packages from Oracle”.

If you're updating an existing MySQL installation to an installation using ULN, the recommended procedure is to export your data using mysqldump, remove the existing installation, install MySQL from ULN, and load the exported data into your freshly installed MySQL.

If the existing MySQL installation you're upgrading from is from a previous release series (prior to MySQL 8.0), make sure to read the section on upgrading MySQL, Section 2.11, “Upgrading MySQL”.