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How to Monitor MySQL Server (Doc ID 2514942.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2023

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Disclaimer: Starting from v8.0, some terms have been deprecated. Older releases will only use the deprecated terminology, and new releases will only use new terminology. Please see for a complete list of those changes, and in which minor versions it happened.


Monitoring the server is the key to achieve stable operation. Of course, stability is a very important aspect for various applications; from enterprise business applications to back end for consumer smart phone applications.


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In this Document
 MySQL Enterprise Monitor
 Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL
 Process Monitoring
 Error Log
 UNIX like systems
 Error Log Filtering
 MySQL 5.6 series and prior versions
 MySQL 5.7 series
 MySQL 8.0 series
 Audit Log (MySQL Enterprise Audit)
 Slow Query Log
 General Query Log
 Functionality Test
 Computer Resource Monitoring

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