3.2 Working with the MySQL Instance

Oracle VM Manager uses an instance of MySQL Enterprise Edition for storing configuration and other data. Database files reside at /u01/app/oracle/mysql/data.

Starting, Stopping, and Checking Status of the MySQL Server


Oracle VM Manager depends on a running instance of the MySQL server. You should not stop the MySQL server while Oracle VM Manager is running unless you are troubleshooting issues or configuring the MySQL server.

To start, stop, restart and obtain the status of the MySQL server, you can use the /etc/init.d/ovmm_mysql init script as follows:

# /etc/init.d/ovmm_mysql restart 

Alternatively, you can use the service command as follows:

# service ovmm_mysql start

MySQL Configuration and Event Logs

Configuration for the Oracle VM Manager MySQL server is contained in: /u01/app/oracle/mysql/data/my.cnf.


Editing the configuration file might break your Oracle VM Manager installation. Do not edit the configuration file unless an Oracle Support representative instructs you to do so.

MySQL server events are logged in: /u01/app/oracle/mysql/data/mysqld.err.