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ODBC drivers required to monitor MySQL databases in ipMonitor

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Updated October 1, 2018


This article provides information about the Object Linking and Embedding Database (OLEDB) provider required to monitor a MySQL database on the Microsoft Windows system hosting ipMonitor. 


All ipMonitor versions


You can monitor MySQL databases with the ActiveX Data Object (ADO) and the ADO User Experience monitors. These monitors require that you install the appropriate OLEDB provider for your database on the ipMonitor host computer.

For MySQL, you can use one of the following:

  • ODBC Driver for MySQL
    You can download this driver from the MySQL Connectors website. 
    (© 2018 Oracle Corporation, available at, obtained on September 1, 2018)
  • Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC
    This provider is part of the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) installed on many Microsoft operating systems. MDAC updates are available from Microsoft. See the MDAC Downloads website for details. 
    (© 2018 Microsoft Corporation, available at, obtained on September 1, 2018)

If the computer hosting ipMonitor is running a 64-bit operating system, use the 64-bit MyODBC driver or the 64-bit version of MDAC 2.8 released with Windows Server 2003 64-bit.


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