Get a property of a node.

The following describes the properties of a SingleStore node.




GUID value uniquely identifying this node.


The host on which the node resides.


Role of the node in the cluster. Valid values are Master, Aggregator (for child aggregators), Leaf, and Unknown.


Port number that this node is listening on.


The IP address that the node is listening on. A value of means the node is listening on all available network interfaces on the host.


Whether to enable IPv6 support. If set to false, SingleStore can only use an IPv4 network. If set to true, SingleStore can use either an IPv4 or IPv6 network.


Current state of memsqld for this node. Valid values are Running, Stopped, and Unknown.


Version of SingleStore for this node.


Absolute path of the memsql.cnf configuration file for SingleStore for this node.

Defined in the defaults_file engine variable.

Refer to memsqlctl for more information.


Directory path for the data directory. This directory contains snapshots, logs, and columnstore segments.


Directory path for the plancache directory. This directory contains compiled plans used for codegen.

Default value: ./plancache


Directory path for the tracelogs directory. This directory contains log files, including memsql.log and the query log.

Default value: ./tracelogs


Specifies the local or network directory to write log files. For more information on this variable, see Configure Audit Logging.

Default value: /<path-to-node-directory>/auditlogs


Absolute path of memsqld for this node.


A unique identifier used to distinguish each node. Not to be confused with memsqlId.


Process ID for the memsqld_safe process corresponding to this node.


Process ID for the memsqld process corresponding to this node.


Indicates whether a node is configured to restart automatically if it should stop unexpectedly. If this value is set to true, the node will attempt to restart after a failure.


Specifies if memsqlctl can connect to the node.


An enum describing whether or not the node’s databases are recovering. Values are Online, Recovering, and RecoveryFailed.


Availability group that the leaf node belongs to for high availability.


The role assigned to an aggregator node within the cluster.


sdb-admin describe-node [flags]
For flags that can accept multiple values (indicated by VALUES after the name of the flag),
separate each value with a comma.
-a, --all Describe all nodes in the cluster
-h, --help Help for describe-node
--memsql-id MemsqlID The node ID of the node to describe
--property {MemsqlID, Role, AggregatorRole, ProcessState, Version, Memsqld, MemsqlConfig,
Port, BindAddress, AllowIpv6, Datadir, Tracelogsdir, Plancachedir, Auditlogsdir,
IsConnectable, Pid, DPid, AutoRestartEnabled, RecoveryState, AvailabilityGroup,
Host, NodeID, Config[.${CONFIG_NAME}], Variables[.${VARIABLE_NAME}]}
Only output the value of this property (default Unspecified)
Global Flags:
--backup-cache FILE_PATH File path for the backup cache
--cache-file FILE_PATH File path for the Toolbox node cache
-c, --config FILE_PATH File path for the Toolbox configuration
--disable-colors Disable color output in console, which some terminal sessions/environments may have difficulty with
--disable-spinner Disable the progress spinner, which some terminal sessions/environments may have issues with
-j, --json Enable JSON output
--parallelism POSITIVE_INTEGER Maximum number of operations to run in parallel
--runtime-dir DIRECTORY_PATH Where to store Toolbox runtime data
--ssh-control-persist SECONDS Enable SSH ControlPersist and set it to the specified duration in seconds
--ssh-max-sessions POSITIVE_INTEGER Maximum number of SSH sessions to open per host, must be at least 3
--ssh-strict-host-key-checking Enable strict host key checking for SSH connections
--ssh-user-known-hosts-file FILE_PATH Path to the user known_hosts file for SSH connections. If not set, /dev/null will be used
--state-file FILE_PATH Toolbox state file path
-v, --verbosity count Increase logging verbosity: valid values are 1, 2, 3. Usage -v=count or --verbosity=count
-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.


In the example output below you can see the types of information this command returns. For example the SingleStore (MemSQL) ID is listed, which is used in many other sdb-admin commands. We can also see this information was collected for the master aggregator node, because the role indicates: Master.

Additionally the config, data, plancache, logs, and the binary are all at their default paths, which includes a node-specific hash. If you are using a config management system then you might need to customize these paths. They can be configured either as engine variables, or in the memsqlctl state and config files.

sdb-admin describe-node --memsql-id 0203BA8679
| memsqlId           | 0203BA86790EE0155CA6DC29B2C827FC936E53A9                                           |
| host               | node1                                                                              |
| role               | Leaf                                                                               |
| port               | 3308                                                                               |
| bindAddress        |                                                                            |
| processState       | Running                                                                            |
| version            | 7.3.10                                                                             |
| memsqlConfig       | /var/lib/memsql/a3e6b7e2-adb0-4b22-ba24-2162f7c33f5a/memsql.cnf                    |
| datadir            | /var/lib/memsql/a3e6b7e2-adb0-4b22-ba24-2162f7c33f5a/data                          |
| plancachedir       | /var/lib/memsql/a3e6b7e2-adb0-4b22-ba24-2162f7c33f5a/plancache                     |
| tracelogsdir       | /var/lib/memsql/a3e6b7e2-adb0-4b22-ba24-2162f7c33f5a/tracelogs                     |
| auditlogsdir       | /var/lib/memsql/a3e6b7e2-adb0-4b22-ba24-2162f7c33f5a/auditlogs                     |
| memsqld            | /opt/singlestoredb-server-7.3.10_6c220bccfc/memsqld                                |
| pid                | 3407                                                                               |
| dpid               | 3413                                                                               |
| autoRestartEnabled | true                                                                               |
| isConnectable      | true                                                                               |
| recoveryState      | Online                                                                             |
| availabilityGroup  | 1                                                                                  |
| config             | Omitted from table view. Use 'sdb-admin describe-node ... --property config'       |
| variables          | Omitted from table view. Use 'sdb-admin describe-node ... --property variables'    |

Last modified: April 22, 2024

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