Check version and connection status

The MySQL analyzer is available to check version and connection status of a MySQL database. It relies on the data collected by the MySQL collector.

The analyzer's outcome when clause may be used to evaluate the database connection status or a semver range to compare against the running version, and supports standard comparison operators.


checkName: Optional name.

collectorName: (Recommended) Must match the collectorName specified by the MySQL collector.


The when value in an outcome of this analyzer contains the connection or version information.

The conditional in the when value supports the following:

connected: A boolean representing whether the database is connected. Can be compared to a boolean value with the == operator.

version: A string representing the semantic version of the database. Can be compared to a semver string using <, <=, >, >=, ==, !=, with the letter 'x' as a version wildcard (10.x). The 'x' is parsed as '0'.

Example Analyzer Definition

apiVersion: troubleshoot.sh/v1beta2
kind: Preflight
  name: supported-mysql-version
    - mysql:
        collectorName: mysql
        uri: '<user>:<password>@tcp(<host>:<port>)/<dbname>'
    - mysql:
        checkName: Must be MySQL 8.x or later
        collectorName: mysql
          - fail:
              when: connected == false
              message: Cannot connect to MySQL server
          - fail:
              when: version < 8.x
              message: The MySQL server must be at least version 8
          - pass:
              message: The MySQL server is ready

Test MySQL Analyzer locally

If you want to test it locally, you can spin up a mysql database running the following Docker command. Be sure to specify the image version mysql:<version_tag>. In this case, the version is 8.0:

docker run --rm --name mysql_db -p 3306:3306 -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=mysecretpassword -d mysql:8.0

You should use the following uri in the collector:

uri: 'root:mysecretpassword@tcp(localhost:3306)/mysql'

Once it's running, you can run preflight and test the results.

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