16.5.4. ndb_mgm, the Management Client Process
The management client process is actually not needed to run the
cluster. Its value lies in providing a set of commands for
checking the cluster's status, starting backups, and performing
other administrative functions. The management client accesses
the management server using a C API. Advanced users can also
employ this API for programming dedicated management processes
to perform tasks similar to those performed by
To start the management client, it is necessary to supply the
hostname and port number of the management server:
ndb_mgm ndb_mgmd.mysql.com 1186
The default hostname and port number are
localhost and 1186, respectively.
Additional information about using ndb_mgm
can be found in Section 18.104.22.168, “Command Options for ndb_mgm”, and
Section 16.6.2, “Commands in the Management Client”.