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Create and Configure an Atlas Cluster

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  • Prerequisites
  • Configure an Atlas Cluster
  • Take the Next Steps

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the atlas setup command to:

  1. Create one cluster in your Atlas project.

  2. Load sample data into your Atlas cluster.

  3. Add your IP address to your project's IP access list.

  4. Create a MongoDB user for your Atlas cluster.

  5. Connect to your new cluster using the MongoDB Shell, mongosh.

To perform all of these steps while also creating a new Atlas account, see Get Started with Atlas.

To create a cluster using a configuration file, run the atlas clusters create command with the --file option instead of atlas setup. To learn more about the configuration file for an Atlas cluster, see Cluster Configuration File.

You can also use atlas setup to create an Atlas account and authenticate with Atlas. To learn more, see Get Started with Atlas.

Before you begin, complete the following tasks:

Use the atlas setup command to create an M0 cluster in Atlas. M0 clusters have some operational limitations.

You can run this command in the following ways:

  • Default settings mode: the command creates a sample shared-tier cluster with the default settings.

  • Interactive mode: the command prompts you for the cluster settings and provides default values.

  • Noninteractive mode: you run the command with the options.

Click the tab to see the command for your preferred mode.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a cluster to host your data.

Use the connection string to connect to your cluster through mongosh or your application.

To view the status of your cluster:

← Get Started with Atlas