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Getting Started with MySQL 5.7 InnoDB Cluster - How to Set Up a Cluster from Scratch? (Doc ID 2305851.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

MySQL Router - Version 2.1 to 2.1 [Release 2.1]
MySQL Server - Version 5.7 to 5.7 [Release 5.7]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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Install an initial InnoDB Cluster from scratch.

These instructions are for MySQL 5.7. The steps have been simplified in MySQL 8.0 for example with the support of SET PERSIST/SET PERSIST_ONLY which allows configuring the instance remotely and the RESTART command which allows MySQL Shell to restart MySQL Server. A good video tutorial of setting up MySQL InnoDB Cluster in MySQL 8.0 can be found in the blog MySQL InnoDB Cluster Tutorial Videos.


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In this Document
 Getting MySQL Server Ready
 Creating the InnoDB Cluster in MySQL Shell
 Setting up MySQL Router
 Testing MySQL InnoDB Cluster

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