5.3.7 System Profile

The System Profile tab enables you to specify host-specific information. This is achieved primarily through selecting a System Type, along with its corresponding Installation Type. These profile settings contain standard information that is used in managing the host's MySQL instance.

Here are some of the available installation types:

  • FreeBSD, MySQL package or Custom

  • Linux, including distributions such as Fedora, Oracle, RHEL, SLES, Ubuntu, Generic, and Custom

  • macOS, MySQL package or Custom

  • OpenSolaris, MySQL package or Custom

  • Windows, with different installation methods, MySQL versions, and build architectures

Choose the appropriate System Type and Installation Type to set default parameters that includes commands used to start and stop MySQL, commands to check the server status, the location of the my.ini or my.cnf configuration file, and on Windows, the Windows Service Name. As the following figure shows, these default values are customizable.

Figure 5.22 Manage Server Connections: System Profile Tab

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