MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 8.0

22.2.1.1 NDB Cluster Auto-Installer Requirements

This section provides information on supported operating platforms and software, required software, and other prerequisites for running the NDB Cluster Auto-Installer.

Supported platforms.  The NDB Cluster Auto-Installer is available with NDB 8.0 distributions for recent versions of Linux, Windows, Solaris, and MacOS X. For more detailed information about platform support for NDB Cluster and the NDB Cluster Auto-Installer, see https://www.mysql.com/support/supportedplatforms/cluster.html.

Supported web browsers.  The web-based installer is supported with recent versions of Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It should also work with recent versions of Opera, Safari, and Chrome, although we have not thoroughly tested for compability with these browsers.

Required software—setup host.  The following software must be installed on the host where the Auto-Installer is run:

All of the software in the preceding list is included in the Windows version of the configuration tool, and does not need to be installed separately.

The Paramiko and Pycrypto libraries are required only if you intend to deploy NDB Cluster nodes on remote hosts, and are not needed if all nodes are on the same host where the installer is run.

Required software—remote hosts.  The only software required for remote hosts where you wish to deploy NDB Cluster nodes is the SSH server, which is usually installed by default on Linux and Solaris systems. Several alternatives are available for Windows; for an overview of these, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_SSH_servers.

An additional requirement when using multiple hosts is that it is possible to authenticate to any of the remote hosts using SSH and the proper keys or user credentials, as discussed in the next few paragraphs:

Authentication and security.  Three basic security or authentication mechanisms for remote access are available to the Auto-Installer, which we list and describe here:

There is no need or requirement for secure authentication when the client browser is running on the same host as the Auto-Installer back end.

See also Section 22.5.12, “NDB Cluster Security Issues”, which discusses security considerations to take into account when deploying NDB Cluster, as well as Chapter 6, Security, for more general MySQL security information.