Install MongoDB Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise or CentOS¶
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Use this tutorial to install MongoDB Enterprise on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS
Linux versions 6 and 7 from
This installation guide only supports 64-bit systems. See Platform Support for details.
MongoDB 3.2 deprecates support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
MongoDB provides officially supported Enterprise packages in their own repository. This repository contains the following packages:
||Contains the following MongoDB tools:
/etc/mongod.conf configuration file supplied by the
bind_ip set to
127.0.0.1 by default. Modify
this setting as needed for your environment before initializing a
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.
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.
/etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb-enterprise.repo file so that
you can install MongoDB enterprise directly, using
For the latest stable release of MongoDB Enterprise¶
Use the following repository file:
[mongodb-enterprise] name=MongoDB Enterprise Repository baseurl=https://repo.mongodb.com/yum/redhat/$releasever/mongodb-enterprise/3.2/$basearch/ gpgcheck=1 enabled=1 gpgkey=https://www.mongodb.org/static/pgp/server-3.2.asc
.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.¶
You can install either the latest stable version of MongoDB Enterprise or a specific version of MongoDB Enterprise.
To install the latest stable version of MongoDB Enterprise, issue the following command:
sudo yum install -y mongodb-enterprise
Optional: Manage Installed Version¶
Install a specific release of MongoDB Enterprise.¶
Specify each component package individually and append the
version number to the package name, as in the following example
that installs the
3.2.1 release of MongoDB:
sudo yum install -y mongodb-enterprise-3.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-server-3.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-shell-3.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-mongos-3.2.1 mongodb-enterprise-tools-3.2.1
Pin a specific version of MongoDB Enterprise.¶
Although you can specify any available version of MongoDB
yum will upgrade the packages when a newer
version becomes available. To prevent unintended upgrades, pin
the package by adding the following
exclude directive to your
Previous versions of MongoDB packages use different naming conventions. See the 2.4 version of documentation for more information.
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.
First you must install any dependencies as appropriate:
- Version 5
yum install perl cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-plain cyrus-sasl-gssapi krb5-libs \ lm_sensors net-snmp openssl popt rpm-libs tcp_wrappers zlib
- Version 6
yum install cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-plain cyrus-sasl-gssapi krb5-libs \ net-snmp openssl
- Version 7
yum install cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-plain cyrus-sasl-gssapi krb5-libs \ lm_sensors-libs net-snmp-agent-libs net-snmp openssl rpm-libs \ tcp_wrappers-libs
To perform the installation, see Install MongoDB Enterprise From Tarball.
Run MongoDB Enterprise¶
If you are using SELinux, you must configure SELinux to allow MongoDB to start on Red Hat Linux-based systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS Linux).
To configure SELinux, administrators have three options:
If SELinux is in
enforcingmode, enable access to the relevant ports that the MongoDB deployment will use (e.g.
27017). See Default MongoDB Port for more information on MongoDB’s default ports. For default settings, this can be accomplished by running
semanage port -a -t mongod_port_t -p tcp 27017
Disable SELinux by setting the
You must reboot the system for the changes to take effect.
Set SELinux to
/etc/selinux/configby setting the
You must reboot the system for the changes to take effect.
You can instead use
setenforceto change to
setenforcedoes not require a reboot but is not persistent.
Alternatively, you can choose not to install the SELinux packages when you are installing your Linux operating system, or choose to remove the relevant packages. This option is the most invasive and is not recommended.
Data Directories and Permissions¶
On RHEL 7.0, if you change the data path, the default SELinux
policies will prevent
mongod from having write access on
the new data path if you do not change the security context.
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
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 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