Connecting CloudBolt to an external MySQL instance

While CloudBolt is typically installed as a single appliance, the individual pieces of CloudBolt can be split onto different systems.  The easiest way to do this is to install 2 separate virtual appliances, then use the following steps to point the Apache front-end from one system to the MySQL database from the second system.

Configuring the db server:
1) Get to the mysql shell (usually mysql -u root --password=Vi-gn3tt3 cloudbolt from the commandline)

2) Type:

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON cloudbolt.* TO ‘root’@'cloudbolt_ip' IDENTIFIED BY 'Vi-gn3tt3';
(Replacing ‘cloudbolt_ip’ with the ip address of the server you want to be able to access this database from)

3) Close and exit from the shell

4) Edit /etc/my.cnf and make sure the bind-address is set to the ip of the database server

5) Restart mysqld with service mysqld restart

6) Open the iptables to give access to the mysql port:
/sbin/iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --destination-port 3306 -j ACCEPT
Change ‘eth0’ to the appropriate value (use ifconfig to see which eth is being used)

7) Save changes to iptables with service iptables save


Configuring the CloudBolt front-end:

1) Set up the CloudBolt server you want to be able to access the remote database

2) From /opt/cloudbolt/ in the DATABASES section, add values for ‘HOST’ and ‘PORT’ where host is the ip of the database server and port is 3306

3) Restart apache with service httpd restart

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    Nils Vogels

    Additionally, it is worth to notice that the cloudbolt upgrader needs to be tweaked before it runs, since it assumes a local database engine.

    It took a while before i figured out why my upgrade didn't run smoothly :)

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