Using Management Tools for MySQL for VMware Tanzu

Warning: MySQL for VMware Tanzu v2.8 is no longer supported because it has reached the End of General Support (EOGS) phase as defined by the Support Lifecycle Policy. To stay up to date with the latest software and security updates, upgrade to a supported version.

Page last updated:

This topic provides instructions for tools developers can use to access their MySQL for VMware Tanzu databases.


You can access your MySQL for VMware Tanzu databases by using the following tools:

MySQLWeb Database Management App

The MySQLWeb app provides a web-based UI for managing MySQL for VMware Tanzu databases. The free app lets you view and operate on tables, indexes, constraints, and other database structures, and directly execute SQL commands.


You can run the MySQLWeb app in two ways:

  • Standalone on your own machine
  • Deployed to Ops Manager

If you deploy MySQLWeb to Ops Manager, you can configure it in the deployment manifest to automatically bind to a specific service instance.

See the MySQLWeb code repo and demo video, for how to install and run MySQLWeb.

cf CLI MySQL Plugin

To connect to your MySQL for VMware Tanzu databases from a command line, use the cf CLI MySQL plugin. The plugin lets you:

  • Inspect databases for debugging
  • Manually adjust database schema or contents in development environments
  • Dump and restore databases

To install the cf CLI MySQL plugin, run the following:

$ cf install-plugin -r "CF-Community" mysql-plugin

For more information, see the cf-mysql-plugin repository.

Desktop Tools

You can connect your MySQL for VMware Tanzu databases to a desktop tool, such as MySQL Workbench or Sequel Pro, if you have the credentials for your MySQL service instance.

If you do not have credentials for your MySQL service instance, follow the procedure in Create Read-only Access Credentials.

To connect your databases to a desktop tool do the following:

  1. To retrieve the credentials from your MySQL service instance service key, run the following command:



    • SERVICE-INSTANCE is the name of your service instance.
    • KEY-NAME is the name of your service key.

    For example:

      $ cf service-key mydb mykey1
    { "hostname": "q-n3s3y1.q-g693.bosh", "jdbcUrl": "jdbc:mysql://q-n3s3y1.q-g693.bosh:3306/service_instance_db?user=6bf07ae455a14064a9073cec8696366c\u0026password=a22aaa2a2a2aaaaa\u0026=true", "name": "service\_instance\_db", "password": "a22aaa2a2a2aaaaa", "port": 3306, "uri": "mysql://6bf07ae455a14064a9073cec8696366c:a22aaa2a2a2aaaaa@q-n3s3y1.q-g693.bosh:3306/service_instance_db?reconnect=true", "username": "6bf07ae455a14064a9073cec8696366c" }
  2. Record the values for the following:

    • hostname
    • name
    • password
    • port
    • username
  3. Configure an SSH tunnel using the values for hostname and port that you recorded in the above step. For information on configuring an SSH tunnel, see Configure Your SSH Tunnel.

  4. Configure a connection in your desktop tool using the values for hostname, name, password, port, and username that you recorded in the above step.