List out a single property or the collective set of properties for a MemSQL node on the local machine.


  memsqlctl describe-node [flags]

  -h, --help                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  help for describe-node
      --memsql-id string                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MemSQL ID to describe
      --property {MemsqlID, Role, ProcessState, Version, Memsqld, MemsqlConfig, Port, BindAddress, Datadir, Tracelogsdir, Plancachedir, Auditlogsdir, IsConnectable, Pid, DPid, AutoRestartEnabled, RecoveryState, AvailabilityGroup, Host}   Only output the value of this property (default Unspecified)

Global Flags:
  -c, --config FILE_PATH                     Path to the memsqctl config file
      --default-install-dir DIRECTORY_PATH   Path to the default install directory
  -j, --json                                 Print output in JSON format
      --node-metadata-file FILE_PATH         Path to the node metadata file
      --parallelism int                      Maximum amount of operations to be run in parallel
      --ssl-ca FILE_PATH                     Path to the CA certificate file in PEM format to authenticate the MemSQL server certificate
      --timeout duration                     Maximum time for operation to complete (e.g., 30s, 10m, 1.5h)
  -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 pass in a value for --memsql-id and enable non-interactive mode through the flag --yes.

The following describes the properties of a MemSQL node.

Name Description
memsqlId GUID value uniquely identifying this node.
role Role of the node in the cluster. Valid values are Master, Aggregator (for child aggregators), Leaf, and Unknown.
port Port number that this node is listening on.
bindAddress 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.
processState Current state of memsqld for this node. Valid values are Running, Stopped, and Unknown.
version Version of MemSQL for this node.
memsqlConfig Absolute path of the memsql.cnf configuration file for MemSQL for this node.
dataDir Absolute path of the data directory for MemSQL for this node.
plancacheDir Absolute path of the plancache directory for MemSQL for this node.
tracelogsDir Absolute path of the tracelogs directory for MemSQL for this node.
auditlogsDir Absolute path of the auditlogs directory for MemSQL for this node.
memsqld Absolute path of memsqld for this node.
pid Process ID for the memsqld_safe process corresponding to this node.
dpid Process ID for the memsqld process corresponding to this node.
isConnectable Specifies if memsqlctl can connect to the node.
recoveryState An enum describing whether or not the node’s databases are recovering. Values are Online, Recovering, and RecoveryFailed.
availabilityGroup Availability group that the node belongs to.


The following is the standard output for the describe-node command.

$ sudo memsqlctl describe-node
| Index | MemSQL ID  |    Role    | Port | Process State | Version |
| 1     | 994274A024 | Leaf       | 3307 | Running       | 6.5.10  |
| 2     | E289BBDF58 | Aggregator | 3306 | Running       | 6.5.10  |
Select an option: 2
| memsqlId          | E289BBDF587D96F323CFDBC190DA5A602C170E0A                        |
| role              | Aggregator                                                      |
| port              | 3306                                                            |
| bindAddress       |                                                         |
| processState      | Running                                                         |
| version           | 6.5.10                                                          |
| memsqlConfig      | /var/lib/memsql/e56f2e26-cb6d-4b3c-a792-01a26bd6c3a0/memsql.cnf |
| dataDir           | /var/lib/memsql/e56f2e26-cb6d-4b3c-a792-01a26bd6c3a0/data       |
| plancacheDir      | /var/lib/memsql/e56f2e26-cb6d-4b3c-a792-01a26bd6c3a0/plancache  |
| tracelogsDir      | /var/lib/memsql/e56f2e26-cb6d-4b3c-a792-01a26bd6c3a0/tracelogs  |
| auditlogsDir      | /var/lib/memsql/e56f2e26-cb6d-4b3c-a792-01a26bd6c3a0/auditlogs  |
| memsqld           | /opt/memsql-server-6.5.10-4f9d616883/memsqld                    |
| pid               | 5745                                                            |
| dpid              | 5751                                                            |
| isConnectable     | true                                                            |
| recoveryState     | Online                                                          |
| availabilityGroup | --                                                              |

This example retrieves a single property value as JSON.

$ sudo memsqlctl describe-node --property "processState" --json
  "processState": "Running"
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