MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.4 Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.4.3 (2017-09-22)

Changes in MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.4.3 (2017-09-22)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • It is now possible to specify an exclusion list of users with database-level privileges on all databases in the mysql.user table. This is done using a regular expression in the MySQL User Account advisor. An event is generated for any user which does not match the defined expression.

    For more information, see MySQL User Account.


    This change replaces the Non-root User Has DB, Table, Or Index Privileges On All Databases advisor, and moves its functionality to the MySQL User Account advisor. If you changed the scheduling or thresholds on the Non-root User Has DB, Table, Or Index Privileges On All Databases advisor, the changes will be lost after upgrading to this version.

    (Bug #26260456, Bug #11748288, Bug #25696565)

    References: See also: Bug #17742263, Bug #26130781.

  • The MySQL server, bundled with the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager, has been upgraded to MySQL 5.7.19.


    Changes have been made to the prerequisites of MySQL 5.7.19.

    • must be present on Linux platforms. The MySQL Enterprise Service Manager full and upgrade installers check for the existence of this library.

    • During a MySQL Enterprise Service Manager upgrade, the upgrade installer runs the mysql_upgrade utility.

  • The Tomcat server, bundled with the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager, has been upgraded to 8.5.16.

  • The bundled JRE was updated to 1.8.0_141 for both the Agent and Service Manager.

  • --mysql_ssl is no longer required by the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager installer and has been removed.

  • Data Purge settings have been added for aggregated data. For more information, see Data Purge Behavior.

Bugs Fixed

  • On the Advisors page, filtering for specific advisors did not return all the advisors filtered for. (Bug #26668301)

  • On Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X platforms, the agent installer did not check the installation directory to ensure it had the required permissions to install MySQL Enterprise Monitor Agent in that location.

    As of this release, the installer checks the directory for the appropriate permissions. If it does not have the rights to install to that location, it returns the following error message:

    There has been an error.
    The current installation directory could not be accessed by non-root users.
    Please select a different installation directory or change the permissions
    to 755 for this directory.

    (Bug #26551166)

  • Under certain circumstances, such as filtering on many graphs on the All Timeseries page, the resulting graphs were not correctly populated with data. This was caused by the default value for the maxHttpHeaderSize in the Tomcat configuration file, server.xml, which is set too low for large quantities of data. The value is set to 32K by default.

    As of this release, the value of maxHttpHeaderSize is doubled, to 64K, and applied to both the SSL and non-SSL connector configurations in server.xml.

    If you are upgrading to this version from a previous version, you must edit server.xml and add maxHttpHeaderSize="65536" to each of the default connectors.

    If you are performing a clean installation of MySQL Enterprise Service Manager, you do not need to edit any files, the new values are included by default. (Bug #26391094)

  • Sparkline graphs did not refresh dynamically.

  • The Group Replication advisor, when expanded, listed MySQL instances which were not involved in Group Replication.

  • Under certain circumstances, if the server hosting MySQL Enterprise Service Manager was restarted, MySQL Enterprise Service Manager failed to restart, logging the following error: Error creating bean with name 'groupReplicationMembership'.

  • The Add a new graph drop-down menu was not displayed on the Overview dashboard.

  • It was not possible to open a selected range of a timeseries graph in the Query Analyzer. The Query Analysis link did not behave as expected.

  • An error was displayed when selecting the Table Statistics report: Unable to generate SYS Schema report for selected MySQL Server. (U0422).

    As of this release, the agent's Admin, General, and Limited users are granted the EXECUTE privilege.


    If you defined these users manually, you must grant them the EXECUTE privilege.

    For more information, see Creating MySQL User Accounts for the Monitor Agent.

  • the Data Purge Behavior drop-down menus displayed Never if the first-time setup was performed using the configuration utility, and the purge values set to any value not divisible by 7.

    The values were correctly defined, this was a display issue, only.

  • Graphs were not included in the Support Diagnostics report.

  • It was not possible to edit multiple advisors using the Edit Selected button.

  • Agent host names were not displayed in the list of agents on the Advisors page, only the alphanumeric agent ID was displayed in truncated form. This made it difficult to identify the agent.

    As of this release, the agent is listed with the name of the host on which it is installed, instead of the alphanumeric ID.

  • Clicking on the Database Availability graph, on the Overview dashboard, opened a blank page instead of the Events page.

  • On Mac OS X platforms, the java_home_dir variable was not set properly by the installer. As a result, the configuration report contained the following error: ***unknown variable java_home_dir.

  • On Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X platforms, the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager upgrade installer could not upgrade the installation if the installation directory contained files or directories created by a different user, or a user with permissions which differed from those of the user running the upgrade.

    As of this release, the installers check the installation directory to ensure all files and directories have the correct permissions. If they do not, it exits with an informative error message.

  • Under certain circumstances, it was not possible to monitor an instance which had previously been monitored and then deleted by MySQL Enterprise Service Manager.

  • Graph data was not displayed for intervals of four or more days if the interval was defined on a combined graph.