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Install MongoDB Enterprise Edition on SUSE

Overview

Use this tutorial to install MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 and 15. MongoDB Enterprise is available on select platforms and contains support for several features related to security and monitoring.

Production Notes

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

Platform Support

MongoDB only provides Enterprise packages for 64-bit builds of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 and 15.

This installation guide only supports 64-bit systems. See Supported Platforms for more information.

Considerations

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.

Install MongoDB Enterprise

Note

To install a different version of MongoDB, please refer to that version’s documentation. To install the previous version, see the tutorial for version 4.0.

1

Import the MongoDB public key.

sudo rpm --import https://www.mongodb.org/static/pgp/server-4.2.asc
2

Add the MongoDB repository.

Add the repository so that you can install MongoDB. Use the command appropriate for your version of SUSE:

sudo zypper addrepo --gpgcheck "https://repo.mongodb.com/zypper/suse/15/mongodb-enterprise/4.2/x86_64/" mongodb
sudo zypper addrepo --gpgcheck "https://repo.mongodb.com/zypper/suse/12/mongodb-enterprise/4.2/x86_64/" mongodb

If you’d like to install MongoDB packages from a previous release series such as 4.0, you can specify the release series in the repository configuration. For example, to restrict your SUSE 12 system to the 4.0 release series, use the following command:

sudo zypper addrepo --no-gpgcheck "https://repo.mongodb.com/zypper/suse/12/mongodb-enterprise/4.0/x86_64/" mongodb
3

Install the MongoDB packages.

To install MongoDB 4.2, issue the following command:

sudo zypper -n install mongodb-enterprise

To install a specific release of MongoDB, specify each component package individually and append the version number to the package name, as in the following example:

sudo zypper install mongodb-enterprise-4.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-server-4.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-shell-4.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-mongos-4.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-tools-4.2.1

You can specify any available version of MongoDB. However zypper upgrades the packages when a newer version becomes available. To prevent unintended upgrades, pin the packages by running the following command:

sudo zypper addlock mongodb-enterprise-4.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-server-4.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-shell-4.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-mongos-4.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-tools-4.2.1

Previous versions of MongoDB packages use a different repository location. Refer to the version of the documentation appropriate for your MongoDB version.

See also

The recommended procedure to install is through the package manager, as detailed on this page. However, if you choose to install by directly downloading the .tgz file, see Install MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE Using .tgz Tarball.

Run MongoDB Enterprise

Prerequisites

By default, MongoDB instance stores:

  • its data files in /var/lib/mongo
  • its log files in /var/log/mongodb

If you installed via the package manager, the directories are created during the installation.

If you installed manually by downloading the tarballs, you can create the directories using mkdir -p <directory> or sudo mkdir -p <directory> depending on the user that will run MongoDB. (See your linux man pages for information on mkdir and sudo.)

By default, MongoDB runs using the mongod user account. If you change the user that runs the MongoDB process, you must also modify the permission to the /var/lib/mongo and /var/log/mongodb directories to give this user access to these directories.

To specify a different log file directory and data file directory, edit the systemLog.path and storage.dbPath settings in the /etc/mongod.conf. Ensure that the user running MongoDB has access to these directories.

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.

Procedure

1

Start MongoDB.

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

sudo service mongod start
2

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
3

Stop MongoDB.

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

sudo service mongod stop
4

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.

5

Begin using MongoDB.

Start a mongo shell on the same host machine as the mongod. You can run the mongo shell without any command-line options to connect to a mongod that is running on your localhost with default port 27017:

mongo

For more information on connecting using the mongo shell, such as to connect to a mongod instance running on a different host and/or port, see The mongo Shell.

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

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.

Warning

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.

1

Stop MongoDB.

Stop the mongod process by issuing the following command:

sudo service mongod stop
2

Remove Packages.

Remove any MongoDB packages that you had previously installed.

sudo zypper remove $(rpm -qa | grep mongodb-enterprise)
3

Remove Data Directories.

Remove MongoDB databases and log files.

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

Additional Information

Packages

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

Package Name Description
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, mongorestore, mongostat, and mongotop.