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How to Install MySQL Enterprise Server 5.7 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

If you have already Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) or CentOS 7 in use you probably found out, that it is not that easy to install MySQL Enterprise Server because there are already pre-installed MariaDB 5.5 libraries:

MyEnv Installation Guide

This article covers the installation of MyEnv, the MySQL and MariaDB environment of FromDual.

To learn more about what MyEnv is go here.

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Ugly way to install MySQL Galera Cluster 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04

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I wanted to install MySQL Galera Cluster 5.6 on the new Ubuntu 14.04 with provided packages. It was a bit tricky to make it work.

apt-get update
apt-get install mysql-server   # this is still 5.5
# from universe
apt-get install mysql-server-5.6 mysql-client-5.6 mysql-client-core-5.6

So far so good. Everything works fine as MySQL 5.6.

Now we have to download Galera 5.6 from Coderships website:

Installation guide for the Performance Monitor for MySQL

Important: For installing the new PHP version of mpm called FromDual Performance Monitor for MySQL and Mariadb (fpmmm) please look at the fpmmm Installation Guide.

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I prefer MySQL binary tar balls with Galera...

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In my set-ups I have different MySQL versions (MySQL 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and 5.6, Percona Server 13.1 and 24.0, MariaDB 5.2.10, 5.3.3, Galera 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0) running in parallel at the same time.

MySQL out in the wild

One of our partners recently asked me on what platforms do we usually see MySQL installed out there...

The last 5 years I gave the answer: Typically it is 80% Linux, 10% Windows, 5% Solaris and 5% all others. But this was only the picture of my limited view and I was not sure how objective this was.

This time I really wanted to know it and so I collected the information of about 570 MySQL installations of customers.

The following numbers came out:

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