Install MongoDB Enterprise on Amazon Linux


Use this tutorial to install MongoDB Enterprise on Amazon Linux AMI. MongoDB Enterprise is available on select platforms and contains support for several features related to security and monitoring.

This installation guide only supports 64-bit systems. See Platform Support for details.

MongoDB provides officially supported Enterprise packages in their own repository. This repository contains the following packages:

mongodb-enterprise A metapackage that will automatically install the four component packages listed below.
mongodb-enterprise-server Contains the mongod daemon and associated configuration and init scripts.
mongodb-enterprise-mongos Contains the mongos daemon.
mongodb-enterprise-shell Contains the mongo shell.
mongodb-enterprise-tools Contains the following MongoDB tools: mongoimport bsondump, mongodump, mongoexport, mongofiles, mongooplog, mongoperf, mongorestore, mongostat, and mongotop.

Install MongoDB Enterprise


To install a version of MongoDB prior to 3.2, please refer to that version’s documentation. For example, see version 3.0.


Configure repository.

Create an /etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb-enterprise.repo file so that you can install MongoDB enterprise directly, using yum.

For the latest stable release of MongoDB Enterprise

Use the following repository file:

name=MongoDB Enterprise Repository

.repo files for each release can also be found in the repository itself. Remember that odd-numbered minor release versions (e.g. 2.5) are development versions and are unsuitable for production deployment.


Install the MongoDB Enterprise packages and associated tools.

To install the latest stable version of MongoDB Enterprise, issue the following command:

sudo yum install -y mongodb-enterprise

When the install completes, you can run MongoDB.

Install MongoDB Enterprise From Tarball

While you should use the .rpm packages as previously described, you may also manually install MongoDB using the tarballs. See Install MongoDB Enterprise From Tarball for details.

Run MongoDB Enterprise

The MongoDB instance stores its data files in /var/lib/mongo and its log files in /var/log/mongodb by default, and runs using the mongod user account. You can specify alternate log and data file directories in /etc/mongod.conf. See systemLog.path and storage.dbPath for additional information.

If you change the user that runs the MongoDB process, you must modify the access control rights to the /var/lib/mongo and /var/log/mongodb directories to give this user access to these directories.


Start MongoDB.

You can start the mongod process by issuing the following command:

sudo service mongod start

Verify that MongoDB has started successfully

You can verify that the mongod process has started successfully by checking the contents of the log file at /var/log/mongodb/mongod.log for a line reading

[initandlisten] waiting for connections on port <port>

where <port> is the port configured in /etc/mongod.conf, 27017 by default.

You can optionally ensure that MongoDB will start following a system reboot by issuing the following command:

sudo chkconfig mongod on

Stop MongoDB.

As needed, you can stop the mongod process by issuing the following command:

sudo service mongod stop

Restart MongoDB.

You can restart the mongod process by issuing the following command:

sudo service mongod restart

You can follow the state of the process for errors or important messages by watching the output in the /var/log/mongodb/mongod.log file.


Begin using MongoDB.

To help you start using MongoDB, MongoDB provides Getting Started Guides in various driver editions. See Getting Started for the available editions.

Before deploying MongoDB in a production environment, consider the Production Notes document.

Later, to stop MongoDB, press Control+C in the terminal where the mongod instance is running.

Uninstall MongoDB

To completely remove MongoDB from a system, you must remove the MongoDB applications themselves, the configuration files, and any directories containing data and logs. The following section guides you through the necessary steps.


This process will completely remove MongoDB, its configuration, and all databases. This process is not reversible, so ensure that all of your configuration and data is backed up before proceeding.


Stop MongoDB.

Stop the mongod process by issuing the following command:

sudo service mongod stop

Remove Packages.

Remove any MongoDB packages that you had previously installed.

sudo yum erase $(rpm -qa | grep mongodb-enterprise)

Remove Data Directories.

Remove MongoDB databases and log files.

sudo rm -r /var/log/mongodb
sudo rm -r /var/lib/mongo