Now you can start MySQL 5.6 using the following command:
chkconfig mysqld on service mysqld start
Verify that MySQL 5.6 is running:
And you should see output similar to the following:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 2 Server version: 5.6.27 MySQL Community Server (GPL)
That’s all she wrote!
Upgrading from MySQL 5.5 is a fairly easy process, and I’ll be writing a guide on that soon. However, upgrading from earlier versions of MySQL (such as MySQL 5.1) requires a bit more work. I’ll see writing on article on How to Upgrade MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.6 on CentOS 6.7 so stay tuned!