15.7. MySQL Enterprise Dashboard

The MySQL Enterprise Dashboard provides you with information about your MySQL servers: a list of the latest MySQL Enterprise Advisor reports, server status information, MySQL Enterprise alerts, and updated views of monitored MySQL servers. The Monitor screen gives a quick overview of the status of your MySQL servers.

You access the MySQL Enterprise Dashboard through a standard web browser. For more details on the supported browsers, see Section 15.15.2, “Supported Browsers”.

The MySQL Enterprise Dashboard page is divided into four sections: the header, the footer, the main bar, and an context-sensitive Servers list. These areas perform the following functions:

  • The Header

    The top of the screen shows the refresh cycle and Help and Log Out links. Click the Help link to open the documentation in a separate browser window. Choose Log Out if you wish to leave the Dashboard or to log in as a different user.

    The Refresh selection configures the MySQL Enterprise Dashboard page to automatically refresh and reload at a specific interval, for pages that you leave open for a long time and consult at a glance. Do not make the interval too short, or the load on the MySQL Enterprise Service Manager might affect overall performance.

  • The Footer

    The footer has external links to MySQL Enterprise and information about the current user. You can remain connected to the Dashboard and update your subscription, use the Enterprise Knowledge Base, and contact technical support.

    The footer also contains a link to the Settings page. For more information about the Settings page, see Section 15.8.7, “Product Information”.

  • The Server Tree

    The tab on the left displays the Server tree, where you navigate to different groups or to specific servers. By default, the first group of servers is selected. This selection determines the information shown on the Monitor page.

    If a server group is selected, the information presented on the Monitor page is aggregate information for this group; if only one server is selected, the information applies to that server only.

    When you change your server selection, the information shown in the graphs and in the Heat Chart changes.


    For more information about server groups, see Section, “Grouping Servers”.

    The individual server, or server group, selected in the Server Tree also determines what information appears when the Advisors tab or the Events tab is selected.

  • The Main Section

    The main section of the page shows the relevant information for the selected task or option. For example, when the Query Analyzer tab is selected, the main section of the page shows the Query Analyzer data and a list of the current queries.

You can navigate to a number of pages that provide more detailed information. These pages include:

  • Monitor: The overview page that shows a quick summary of the servers, their status, events, availability and load. The remainder of this chapter details the contents of this page.

  • Advisors: Shows the various advisors configured in your installation and lets you schedule their execution on different servers, apply and manage rules and manage the advisor installation itself. For more information, see Section 15.10, “The Advisors Tab”.

  • Events: Provides an interface into the event system that highlights specific issues and problems on your monitored servers. For more information on using Events, see Section 15.11, “The Events Tab”.

  • Graphs: Lets you view and configure graphs covering various statistics. For details on how to view and use these graphs, see Section 15.12, “The Graphs Tab”.

  • Query Analyzer: Interfaces to the query monitoring system that monitors and tracks the individual queries that are being executed on a system. You can find problem queries that may need optimization or that may affect server load. For more information, see Section 15.13, “The Query Analyzer Tab”.

  • Replication: Provides information on the status and structure of your servers that use replication. For more information, see Section 15.14, “The Replication Tab”.

  • Settings: Controls the settings for the server, including email configuration, passwords, and server and user management. For more information, see Section 15.8, “The Settings Tab”.

  • What's New?: Provides the latest news and information about your installation directly from the Enterprise website. For more information on the data provided, Section 15.9, “The What's New Tab”.

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