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Install MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE

Overview

Use this tutorial to install MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux 12. 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 Enterprise Linux version 12.

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

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.

Note

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

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 3.6.

Using .tgz Tarballs

Prerequisites

MongoDB .tar.gz tarballs require installing the following dependencies:

zypper install cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-plain cyrus-sasl-gssapi krb5 libcurl4 libldap-2_4-2 libopenssl1_0_0 libsensors4 libsnmp30 libpcap1 libwrap0

Procedure

1
Download the MongoDB Enterprise .tar.gz tarball.

After you have installed the required prerequisite packages, download the MongoDB Enterprise tarball for your system from the MongoDB Download Center.

2
Extract the files from the downloaded archive.

For example, from a system shell, you can extract using the tar command:

tar -zxvf mongodb-linux-*-4.1.5.tgz
3
Ensure the binaries are in a directory listed in your PATH environment variable.

The MongoDB binaries are in the bin/ directory of the tarball. You must either:

  • Copy these binaries into a directory listed in your PATH variable such as /usr/local/bin,
  • Create symbolic links to each of these binaries from a directory listed in your PATH variable, or
  • Modify your user’s PATH environment variable to include this directory.

For example, you can add the following line to your shell’s initialization script (e.g. ~/.bashrc):

export PATH=<mongodb-install-directory>/bin:$PATH

Replace <mongodb-install-directory> with the path to the extracted MongoDB archive.

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