How to Install and Configure MySQL Plugin in Munin

If you want to monitor your MySQL server this article will help you a lot.

In this article I will show how you can install and configure MySQL Plugin in Munin.

Install and Configure MySQL Plugin in Munin

Follow the below link to install and configure MySQL Plugin.

1. Install munin-node via epel repository.

# yum install munin-node

2. Install perl-Cache-Cache.

# yum install perl-Cache-Cache

3. Now create softlink as shown below:

[[email protected] plugins]# ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/mysql_slowqueries  /etc/munin/plugins/mysql_slowqueries

[[email protected] plugins]# ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/mysql_threads /etc/munin/plugins/mysql_threads

[[email protected] plugins]# ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/mysql_queries /etc/munin/plugins/mysql_queries

[[email protected] plugins]# ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/mysql_bytes /etc/munin/plugins/mysql_bytes

[[email protected] plugins]# ln -s /usr/share/munin/plugins/mysql_innodb /etc/munin/plugins/mysql_innodb

4. Create a file “/etc/munin/plugin-conf.d/mysql” with below contents.

# /etc/munin/plugin-conf.d/mysql

env.mysqluser munin
env.mysqlpassword munin-password-here

5. Create mysql user and assign corresponding privileges.

mysql> create user [email protected] identified by 'munin-password-here';
mysql> GRANT PROCESS, SUPER ON *.* TO 'munin'@'localhost';
mysql> GRANT SELECT ON `mysql`.* TO 'munin'@'localhost';
mysql> flush privileges;

6. Restart munin-node.

[[email protected] plugins]# /etc/init.d/munin-node restart
Stopping Munin Node agents: [ OK ]
Starting Munin Node: [ OK ]

7. Check the suggestions and install the plugins.

munin-node-configure  --suggest 2>/dev/null |grep mysql
munin-node-configure  --shell | grep mysql | sh

8. Testing.

# cd /etc/munin/plugins 

You will get some output like below:

# munin-run mysql_queries
delete.value 90606
insert.value 1676603
replace.value 0
select.value 226947405
update.value 1342158
cache_hits.value 350481266
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  • Some questions about the article.

    Does this monitor the munin server itself or other MySQL server?

    Does this need to be installed on the munin server or maybe just in the client?

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