Install the MySQL JDBC connector

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CloudBees CD/RO does not include the MySQL JDBC connector. If you plan to perform a CloudBees CD/RO server installation that connects to a MySQL database, you must obtain and install the MySQL JDBC Connector/J 8.

Follow these steps:

  1. Run the installer.

    Make sure that you do not install the built-in database.

  2. After the installation completes, download the MySQL JDBC Connector/J 8:

    Download the Platform Independent (Architecture Independent), Compressed TAR Archive for version 8.0.23:

    Oracle may ask you to sign in or to create an account.
  3. Unpack the archive and rename the downloaded connector to mysql-connector-j.jar.

    This is required for the CloudBees CD/RO server to connect to the MySQL database.

  4. Copy mysql-connector-j.jar to the <install_dir>/server/lib directory.

  5. Restart the server.

  6. Open the home page of the Automation Platform web UI by browsing to \https:/<cloudBees-flow-server>/commander/ and sign in.

  7. Go to the Administration > Database Configuration page and configure the server to use a MySQL database.