Installing Cloud Manager Monitoring in Less than 5 Minutes

Meghan Gill

Editor's note: This post was edited on June 24, 2015 to reflect the relaunch of MongoDB Management Service to MongoDB Cloud Manager. Learn more here.

MongoDB Cloud Manager provides monitoring with metrics specifically tuned for your MongoDB deployment. In this short tutorial, we’ll walk you through how you can set up Monitoring for your existing deployment quickly.

Step 1: Create a Cloud Manager account and Begin Setup

Go to and click the “Sign up for free” button. Enter in your details, and click “Create Account”. Choose a group name. Click “Begin Setup” and choose “Manage Existing Deployment”.

Step 2: Install Automation Agent

Follow the instructions to install the Automation Agent. Make sure to install the Automation Agent on a server that can connect to your entire MongoDB deployment. One the agent is running, click “Verify Agent”. When the agents are verified, you can go on to the next step.

Step 3: Install Monitoring Agent

The Monitoring and Backup Agents will next be downloaded to your machine and started. The Monitoring Agent will be used to collect health and performance metrics from your MongoDB deployment. A Backup Agent will also be installed, but will lie dormant until you choose to enable our Backup feature. Once both agents are running and are successfully verified, click continue to proceed.

Step 4: Import your Deployment for Monitoring

Enter your host’s details such as hostname and port that a primary, secondary, or mongos process is running on, and optionally auth mechanism. Click continue, and we will wait for the ping from your Monitoring Agent. Once we get a ping back from your host your deployment should be found.,Click continue and review that the processes that you want to monitor are shown.

Step 5 (Optional): Add Automation on Each Remaining Server

You've already connected your database and set it up to be monitored by MongoDB Cloud Manager. You can take take your Cloud Manager integration a step further and manage your entire deployment with automation. To do this, you will be required to install an Automation Agent on each remaining server in your deployment. If you don’t wish to do this, simply click “No, Just Monitor.”

Step 6: Enjoy Cloud Manager

You will now be placed into deployment view and can see your new configuration! If you are interested in importing your existing deployment to Automation, check out our blog post on Import Existing for Automation.

If you are interested in using Backup, visit the docs on setting up Backup.

For detailed instructions and installation troubleshooting, visit the docs.

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