Today I attended a webex demo of MySQL Enterprise Monitor from MySQL. As most of the Yahoo’s are interested in learning about this tool, so arranged a web-ex demo from MySQL. MySQL is kind enough to host this event.
I always thought a dedicated monitoring and alerting system is completely missing from MySQL product line for all these days, and I can see that this tool is heading in the right direction to capture the market. Currently it monitors all server variables, errors and identifies any critical conditions upfront to avoid a disaster. But the new features that are in the pipeline for the coming months seemed to be promising (like upgrade adviser, Load balancing, query analyzer and connection manager).
As this is not like a single node stand-alone architecture, instead it works on client-server architecture where the agent runs in the same box as that of MySQL server and collects and reports to centralized service repository (dashboard) where you have all the information.
Time for me to get the evaluation copy and start looking into how well we can adopt this.