Bootstrap a Master Aggregator node on the host by promoting a node to Master Aggregator.

This command must be run from the same host that the node is on.

If --memsql-id is not specified, memsqlctl will check if there is only one untyped node on the local host. and if so, choose that node to be bootstrapped.


memsqlctl bootstrap-aggregator [flags]
-h, --help Help for bootstrap-aggregator
--host string The cluster-addressable hostname of the local host
--license LICENSE The license to apply to the node before bootstrapping
--memsql-id string The node ID
Global Flags:
-c, --config FILE_PATH Path to the memsqctl config file
--default-install-dir DIRECTORY_PATH Path to the default install directory
--insecure-ssl Fall back to insecure SSL connections to local nodes if memsqlctl is unable to otherwise establish a connection (ADVANCED)
-j, --json Print output in JSON format
--node-metadata-file FILE_PATH Path to the node metadata file
--parallelism POSITIVE_INTEGER Maximum amount of operations to be run in parallel
--ssl-ca FILE_PATH The path to the CA certificate file (in PEM format) to authenticate the database certificate
--timeout duration Maximum time for operation to complete (e.g., 30s, 10m, 1.5h)
--verbose-json Print output in JSON format, include some warnings and user messages
-v, --verbosity count Increase logging verbosity
-y, --yes Enable non-interactive mode and assume the user would like to move forward with the proposed actions by default


  • This command is interactive unless you use either --yes or --json flag to override interactive behavior.

  • The memsqlctl bootstrap-aggregator command is equivalent to the sdb-admin bootstrap-aggregator command.


The following is the standard output for the bootstrap-aggregator command.

sudo memsqlctl bootstrap-aggregator --host "" --license <license>
memsqlctl will perform the following actions on the local node on port 3306:

Would you like to continue? [y/N]: y
✓ Bootstrapped node with MemSQL ID 179062CAEEBCBDA755B75297BF6D9B2AE4C98FB7

Last modified: April 22, 2024

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