4.4. Adding Servers to Your Database Configuration

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4.4. Adding Servers to Your Database Configuration

Once you create the database in the Enterprise Manager, you need to assign servers that will form the cluster that runs the database. Make sure the database is showing in the dashboard. (If not, click on your new database's name in the database list and select View.) You can then click on the Add button at the top of the server list in the dashboard.

If you defined servers earlier (when creating another database), the names of those servers appear on the Add Server list. Simply select the appropriate server name from the list to assign it to the current database.

If the server you want is not already defined, choose Add New Server... to add it to the list. The Add Server dialog box comes up to let you define the new server.

Enter the IP address or hostname of the server in the first field. This field is required. However, hostnames and IP addresses are not always very meaningful. So you can also enter a display name in the second field. If you provide a display name, this is the name the Enterprise Manager uses in lists and displays. If not, it displays the hostname or IP address.

If the server has multiple IP addresses, you can specify which interface to use for internal ports and which to use for external ports in the next two fields.

You can also provide SSH credentials for the server as part of the Add Server dialog. Normally, you will want to use the same SSH credentials for all servers, so you can accept the default for the SSH username and keyfile. However, if a server has unique credentials, you can enter them here.

Once you complete the dialog box, click Create to add the server to the list and assign it to the current database.

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