Just a quick post to note that the content from my hands-on lab at MySQL Connect (“MySQL Enterprise Features in Practice”) has been uploaded to the content catalog, and can be found here. This includes the 36-page lab manual and example commands and programs (mostly in Java; the package includes both compiled and source code). For those who attended the lab, this is an opportunity to complete the exercises we didn’t get to in the 2.5 hours, and for those who missed it, an opportunity to learn more about the features and capabilities of key MySQL Enterprise products and features such as MySQL Enterprise Audit plugin, MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Enterprise Security (PAM plugin). I hope to expand on the lab content to demonstrate other features such as MySQL Enterprise Backup, MySQL Enterprise High Availability and MySQL Enterprise Scalability, and will post updates via my blog.
Quite some time ago, I published scripts to implement password policies for MySQL, and promised to show how to expose violations of that policy via MySQL Enterprise Monitor (MEM). That stalled somewhat with other objectives, but I want to revisit it now that MEM 3.0 is GA. If you haven’t tried MEM 3.0 yet, consider doing so – it’s quick and easy to set up.
Many people don’t realize that MEM can be extended to monitor things beyond MySQL Server health, including visibility into application state as observed from the database. In part of the hands-on-lab I recently led at MySQL Connect, we implemented simple application state monitoring to alert – via MEM – when the number of active application sessions exceeded certain thresholds. This isn’t a new feature in MEM 3.0 – it was possible in earlier versions as well, and the process I’ll describe here in adding MEM alerting to password policy violations can be applied with only a few modifications to MEM 2.3 deployments.
The MySQL Connect content catalog is published, and I’ll be leading a hands-on lab on MySQL Enterprise Features in Practice [HOL9787]. If you have wondered how to get the most out of the features of MySQL Enterprise subscriptions – whether you are an existing Enterprise customer or not – this lab is for you. We’ll help you understand the benefits of the various components of the MySQL Enterprise subscription as you install, configure, demonstrate and use the features. You’ll learn how best practices and helpful tips, and work through sample customization exercises illustrating how tools such as MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Enterprise Backup and Security, Audit and Scalability components of MySQL Server can be applied to your MySQL use cases. I’ll be joined by Engineering staff responsible for several of these key products/features, so it’s a great opportunity to learn more about features that can make your life easier directly from the experts!
It’s also very likely I will be found at the Application Development with MySQL, Java, PHP, and Python [BOF4743] if you want to talk Java with me.
The Call for Papers for MySQL Connect 2013 will close this Friday. This is the premier Oracle-sponsored MySQL conference, and a great opportunity for community users and customers alike to connect with Oracle staff from engineering, support, consulting and other organizations, as well as community partners and peers. Maybe you’d like to talk about your experiences integrating one of the new MySQL 5.6 features. Or maybe you’d like to share best practices you’ve developed for integrating with Hadoop. Perhaps you’ve extended MySQL and want to tell the community about it. Take advantage of this opportunity and submit your proposal this week!