Mule Management Console which is also known as MMC in short, is a centralizes management and monitoring functions for all our on-premise Mule ESB Enterprise deployments, that includes running as a standalone instances, as a cluster, or embedded in application servers.
MMC as an enterprise management and monitoring tool is designed specifically for Mule on-premises instances. It provides all the functionality for managing and monitoring running Mule on premises servers, Mule clusters, deployed applications within Mule servers, and the flows within those applications. Another important feature is it also provides ways of looking at specific transactions through pre-defined business events, as well as transactions in flight.
MMC by default supports internal derby database to persist environment and transaction data. If we start our MMC application under Apache Tomcat server, we can see under the bin folder there is a folder named as mmc-data is created where it stores all the MMC related data to support all the MMC functionalities:-
If we enter into that folder, we will see the derby database is created with all other folders:-.
From MMC version 3.4.2 or later it supports external database which means we can connect to any external remote database instead of using our default internal derby database. It is very easy to connect our MMC with an external database and in this post we are going to demonstrate this in 5 simple stepsJ.
Currently it can be connected with any of the following databases other than derby :-
Externalizing with MS-SQL server:-
Before we start, we can delete the mmc-data folder from <MMC_HOME> /bin folder path after taking a backup.
<MMC_HOME> is the directory where MMC is installed.
Step 2:- In the folder <MMC_HOME>/WEB-INF we need to configure our web.xml. By default in spring.profiles.active section we will see the parameter string as env-derby which is pointing for default derby configuration:-
We need to replace it with env-mssql as follows:-
We also need to delete the string tracking-h2 and replace it with tracking-mssql to Persist Transaction Data to MS-SQL Server.
Step 4:- In the directory <MMC_HOME>/WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/databases, we need to locate the file mmc-mssql.properties, and then do the editing for are env.username, env.password, env.host, env.port and env.dbschema:-
Step 5:- The final stage will be in directory <MMC_HOME>/WEB-INF/classes/quartz there is a .sql file called tables_sqlServer.sql, and we execute that in SQL DB server:-
This will create the required tables in our database.
And that’s it! We are done here.
And now if we go back to bin folder we will see the mmc-data folder is created which contains all the MMC related data:-
If we browse into the folder we will find no internal database folder created as we have already configured it with our MS-SQL Server and hence leaving only repository and workspace folder:-
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