To check the status of a MySQL server using the MySQL Workbench GUI:

  1. Click the MySQL connection (as you would normally do when connecting via MySQL Workbench)
  2. Click Server Status from the Management tab in the left navigation pane

The Server Status window will appear, displaying the server’s status and related information:

Below are screenshots for the above steps.

Connect to MySQL

Using MySQL Workbench, click the MySQL connection (as you would normally do when connecting):

Screenshot of the MySQL Connections screen in MySQL Workbench.

Opening MySQL Workbench brings you to the “MySQL Connections” screen. If you have many MySQL connections, they will be listed here, for you to choose one to connect to.

Click the Server Status Link

Click Server Status from the Management tab in the left navigation pane:

Screenshot of the Server Status option on the navigation pane.

The “Server Status” link under the Management tab on the left navigation pane.

The Result

You will now see the Server Status screen, displaying server status and related information:

Screenshot of the Server Status screen in MySQL Workbench

The “Server Status” screen, displaying status information about the MySQL server.

The Server Status screen tells you whether MySQL is running or not, as well as displaying information about server features, server directories, SSL, authentication, connection name, etc. It also provides information on connections, traffic, load, and more.