Bug #70499 Installer should provide an unattended install options file
Submitted: 3 Oct 2013 6:25 Modified: 4 Oct 2013 9:12
Reporter: Simon Mudd (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Enterprise Monitor: Installing Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: windmill

[3 Oct 2013 6:25] Simon Mudd
The agent and dashboard installers ask for quite a bit of information, which at least on the first installation may get forgotten.
Sometimes you may want to reinstall and would like to use the same options used previously.
Currently no mechanism to do this exists.

How to repeat:
see above.

Suggested fix:
Software like kickstart (for RHEL/CentOS installation) creates a file on installation with the parameters needed to reinstall the same way.

So I'd like to see the agent and dashboard installers do the same.
Provide a file which contains the same options configured as an unattended installer (except for passwords) so this can be used on a new system, or can be used to reinstall later

e.g. a file like mysqlmonitoragent-

with content something like:

# you can use this file to do an unattended install of mysqlmonitor agent
# - you will need to provide the password information, or remove the parameters and it will be asked
#    when you do the reinstall.

chmod +x mysqlmonitoragent-
./mysqlmonitoragent- --parameter1=... --parameter2=... etc.

and leave this file in the base agent / monitor install directory.
[4 Oct 2013 9:12] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Simon,

Thank you for the feature request!