Step by Step Guide To Install MySQL 8.0 on RHEL 8/7 and CentOS 8/7

MySQL is an open-source free relational database management system (RDBMS).

We will install MySQL step by step.

Step 1 –  Download and add below Yum repository as per the Linux distribution system’s repository list.


[For RHEL/Centos 8]
# wget


[For RHEL/Centos 7]
# wget


Step 2 – Once the package will download we will install downloaded package with below commands.


[For RHEL/Centos 8]
# yum localinstall mysql80-community-release-el8-1.noarch.rpm


 [For RHEL/Centos 7]
# yum localinstall mysql80-community-release-el7-1.noarch.rpm

These above commands adds MySQL Yum repository to Linux operating system repository list.

Now we will verify that MySQL repository added successfully with below commands.

# yum repolist enabled | grep "mysql.*-community.*"


Step 3 – Now install MySQL.

# yum install mysql-community-server

Above command will install MySQL server mysql-community-server, mysql-community-client and mysql-community-common

After successful installation of MySQL we need to restart MySQL.

# service mysqld restart

To verify the status of service run below command.

# service mysqld status

Below is the output of above command.

Step 4 – Now check MySQL version.

# mysql --version


Step 5 – Setting MySQL root password.

Using mysql_secure_installation we can set the root password, removing anonymous users, removing root login etc.

Use below command to grab password before running MySQL secure command.

# grep 'temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log

Once will get the password run below command to secure your MySQL installation.

# mysql_secure_installation

Enter existing root password which we have got from /var/log/mysqld.log.

Now follow the instruction as shown in screenshot below.

Step 6 – Now connect mysql.

# mysql -u root -p


Its done.

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