Install MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE¶
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Use this tutorial to install MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE Linux 11 and 12. 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:
||Contains the following MongoDB tools:
MongoDB only provides Enterprise packages for 64-bit builds of SUSE Enterprise Linux versions 11 and 12.
Use the provided distribution packages as described in this page if possible. These packages will automatically install all of MongoDB’s dependencies, and are the recommended installation method.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and potentially other SUSE distributions ship with virtual memory address space limited to 8 GB by default. You must adjust this in order to prevent virtual memory allocation failures as the database grows.
The SLES packages for MongoDB adjust these limits in the default scripts, but you will need to make this change manually if you are using custom scripts and/or the tarball release rather than the SLES packages.
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.
Import the MongoDB public key¶
sudo rpm --import https://www.mongodb.org/static/pgp/server-3.4.asc
Configure the package management system (
Add the repository so that you can install MongoDB using
Run the command appropriate for your version of SUSE:
- SUSE 11
sudo zypper addrepo --gpgcheck "https://repo.mongodb.com/zypper/suse/11/mongodb-enterprise/3.4/x86_64/" mongodb
- SUSE 12
sudo zypper addrepo --gpgcheck "https://repo.mongodb.com/zypper/suse/12/mongodb-enterprise/3.4/x86_64/" mongodb
If you’d like to install MongoDB packages from a previous release series, such as 2.6, you can specify the release series in the repository configuration. For example, to restrict your SUSE 11 system to the 2.6 release series, use the following command:
sudo zypper addrepo --no-gpgcheck https://repo.mongodb.com/zypper/suse/11/mongodb-enterprise/2.6/x86_64/ mongodb
Install the MongoDB packages and associated tools.¶
To install the latest stable version of MongoDB, issue the following command:
sudo zypper -n install mongodb-enterprise
Previous versions of MongoDB packages use a different repository location. Refer to the version of the documentation appropriate for your MongoDB version.
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
and its log files in
/var/log/mongodb by default,
and runs using the
user account. You can specify alternate log and data file
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/log/mongodb directories to give this user access to these
Most Unix-like operating systems limit the system resources that a session may use. These limits may negatively impact MongoDB operation. See UNIX ulimit Settings for more information.
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
for a line reading
[initandlisten] waiting for connections on port <port>
<port> is the port configured in
27017 by default.
You can optionally ensure that MongoDB will start following a system reboot by issuing the following command:
sudo chkconfig mongod on
Begin using MongoDB.¶
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.
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.
Remove any MongoDB packages that you had previously installed.
sudo zypper remove $(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