Managing the Databases configuration groups in Cloud Control Panel


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The configuration group is a collection of settings which you will be able to save and apply to one or multiple Cloud Server Databases instances. The configuration group includes one or multiple configuration parameters, that represent choices for the database instance. In this article, we have explained the steps to manage the configurations by utilizing the Cloud Control Panel.


Creating the new configuration group and applying it to the instance:


Creating a new configuration group:


Step-1: Log into the Cloud Control Panel.


Step-2: In the top of the Cloud Control Panel, choose the Databases.


Step-3: Under the Databases menu, choose MySQL Configurations from MANAGE EXTRAS.


Step-4: In the Configurations page, Select Create Configuration.


Step-5: In the Identity section, include the name and description for the configuration, and include the region in which you need to use configuration.


Step-6: In the Settings section, you need to choose the datastore of the database instance or also the instances in which the configuration parameters can be applied.


Step-7: On the Configuration Parameters section, you need to enter the values for the parameters which you need to customize for the configuration cluster.  


Step-8: Click on the Create Configuration.



Applying the configuration to a present instance or make a new instance:


You are allowed to apply the configuration to one or multiple current instances from the Configurations page, or you are allowed to apply a configuration to the one new database instance that has been created with the default configuration.


Applying the configuration from the Configurations page:


Step-1: You need to log in to the Cloud Server Control Panel and choose the Databases >>> Configurations.


Step-2: In the Configurations page, select the gear icon which is next to the database configuration which you need to apply to an instance.


Step-3: Select the Apply to Existing Instances.


Step-4: Choose the instances in which you need to apply the configuration, and click on the Apply Configuration.


Step-5: If in case non-dynamic parameters are changed in the configuration group, the instances which are attached to the configuration group must require an instance to be restarted. To restart the instances which are affected:


A. You need to go to the Database Instances page.


B. The instances which require the restart will be displayed in the orange. Select the gear icon next to the instance for which you have applied the configuration group, and choose the Restart Instance.


Applying the configuration to an instance along with the default configuration from the Instance Details page:


Step-1: In the Database Instances page, select the newly created instance for which you need to apply the configuration.


Step-2: In the Instance Details, select the Choose Configuration.


Step-3: Choose the configuration you require to apply to the instance and choose the Use Selected option.


Step-4: You need to restart the database instance for the changes to take effect.


Creating a new instance along with the configuration group:


Step-1: You need to log in to the Cloud Server Control Panel and select the Databases >>> Configurations.


Step-2: In the Configurations page, select the gear icon which is next to the configuration that you require to use to make an instance. And choose Create Instance option.


Step-3: On the popup dialog box, include the name for the instance and add the RAM and disk size for the instance.


Step-4: The region and datastore type are been defined by the configuration group and it cannot be changed.


Step-5: Select the Create Instance option.    


Modifying the configuration parameters for configuration group:


You are allowed to modify the configuration groups by changing the values of existing parameters, adding the new parameters, and removing the parameters. When you update the configuration group, you need to restart all the instances that utilize the configuration for the changes to apply the effect in those instances.


Changing the values of the configuration parameters in the configuration group:

Step-1: In the Configurations page of the control panel, select the configuration group for which you need to alter the parameters.


Step-2: In the Configuration Details page, select the gear icon for the parameter which you want to delete and select Edit Parameter.


Step-3: Alter the value.


Step- 4: Select the Apply Changes option.


Adding the new configuration parameters to the configuration group:


Step-1: In the Configurations page of the control panel, select the configuration group for which you require to add the parameters.


Step-2: In the Configuration Details page, choose Add Parameters option. For the parameters which are undefined and appear in the list.


Step-3: On the popup dialog box, values for the parameters which you require to include is offered.


Step-4: Select the Add Parameters option.


Removing the configuration parameters from the configuration group


Step-1: In the Configurations page of the control panel, select the configuration group for which you need to modify the parameters.


Step-2: In the Configuration Details page, select the gear icon of the parameter which you require to delete and click on the Edit Parameter option.


Step-3: You need to change the value to 0.


Step-5: Click on Apply Changes option.


Removing the configuration from an instance:


Step-1: On the control panel, choose the Databases >>> Database Instances.


Step-2: Select the name of the instance for which you need to modify the configuration.


Step-3: In the Instance Details, which is next to the Configuration field, click on the Revert to Default.


Deleting the configuration group:


Delete the configuration group by making use of the Configurations page.


Step-1: On the control panel, choose the Databases >>> Configurations.


Step-2: In the Configurations page, select the gear icon which is next to the database configuration that you need to delete.


Step-3: In the menu, choose the Delete Configuration option.


Deleting the configuration group by making use of the Instance Details page:


Step-1: On the control panel, choose the Databases >>> Database Instances.


Step-2: Click on the name of the configuration which you need to delete.


Step-3: In the Instance Details page, click on the Action menu option.


Step-4: Choose the Delete Instance option.