Release Notes

Warning: VMware Tanzu™ SQL with MySQL for Kubernetes is currently in beta and is intended for evaluation and test purposes only. Do not use this product in a production environment. If you discover any bugs, contact Support.

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Release Date: December 17, 2020


New features and changes in this release:

  • MySQL for Kubernetes Operator: VMware Tanzu™ SQL with MySQL for Kubernetes implements the Kubernetes Operator pattern to provision and manage on-demand TanzuMySQL instances. Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes supports single-node MySQL database instances.

    For more information about Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes features and compatibility, see Overview. For information about Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes architecture, see Architecture. For more information about the Kubernetes Operator pattern, see the Kubernetes documentation.

  • Installation Using Helm: Kubernetes admins can use Helm to install the Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes Operator. This simplifies the installation process while maintaining flexibility in configuration. For information about how to install the Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes Operator, see Installing the Operator.

  • Backup and Restore: Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes automates on-demand and scheduled full physical backups using the Percona XtraBackup tool. It also automates restoring and managing backups. For more information, see Backup and Restore in Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes.

  • Sane and Secure Server Defaults: Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes configures MySQL server settings to optimize for security and performance. Certain server settings, like max-connections, are auto-tuned based on the compute resources and persistent storage provisioned for the Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes instance.

    To see all MySQL server settings configured, follow the procedure in (Optional) Verify MySQL Server Settings.

  • MySQL credential management: Tanzu MySQL for Kubernetes uses Kubernetes automation to simplify rotating MySQL user credentials. For more information, see Rotating MySQL Credentials.


The following components are compatible with this release:

Component Version
Percona Server8.0.21–12
Percona XtraBackup8.0.14