How to Install MySQL 8.0 on RHEL/CentOS 7

Basic Server Setup

Setup MySQL 8.0

Setup Firewall (Optional)

Reboot after Setup

Optional Settings for MySQL 8.0

Disable MySQL Strict Mode

Reference: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/sql-mode.html

Fix MySQL Password Expired

To establish a global policy such that passwords never expire.

Update /etc/my.cnf

Reference: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/password-management.html#password-expiration-policy

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