Mysql remote access global-db eev4

as of december 2018, remote mysql servers don’t work for me in eev4. as a workaround, i’ve created the same mysql database on the remote server, matched the root pw, and wordpress db username, password, and database name on the remote server, mirroring the eev4 install. when i edit wp-config:

/** MySQL hostname */
define( ‘DB_HOST’, ‘global-db:3306’ );


/** MySQL hostname */
define( ‘DB_HOST’, ‘X.X.X.X’ );

wordpress has database connection errors.

I have looked through easyengine conf and .yml files, but do not see any reference to global-db.

My question is, where in easyengine can i override 'global-db" to a IPv4 address?

Can close thread, issue was Mysql 8, not global-db parameter