MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.3.9 Manual

3.2.3 MySQL Enterprise Monitor Repository

The Enterprise Service Manager requires a repository to store its data. The installer optionally installs a local, clean repository for this purpose. However, you can choose not to install the bundled MySQL Server and use another repository instead. This repository can be on the same machine as the Enterprise Service Manager, or on a remote machine.


It is strongly recommended that you use the bundled MySQL instance as the MySQL Enterprise Monitor repository. Only use an external repository if you have a compelling business reason for doing so.

The bundled MySQL instance has been comprehensively tested and tuned for use with the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager

The MySQL Enterprise Monitor upgrade installer can only upgrade a bundled MySQL, not an external one.

The various scripts delivered with MySQL Enterprise Service Manager only work with the bundled MySQL.

The repository instance must be present before starting the MySQL Enterprise Monitor installation.


It is strongly recommended you use a clean installation of MySQL Server as the Enterprise Service Manager repository and do not use this server for any other purpose.

You must make several configuration changes to enable it for use as the repository.

Ensure the following:

You must ensure the following in the MySQL Server configuration:


If you are using a MySQL Server repository other than the installation bundled with the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager installation, the installer checks your MySQL Server for the following, minimum requirements:

If any of those checks fail, the installer displays an error and cannot proceed until the configuration is corrected.

The upgrade process performs the same checks.

To check your repository for compatibility, before upgrading, use the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager configuration utility. For more information, see Section 10.1, “Service Manager Configuration Utilities”.