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Manage Cluster Lifecycle

Keeping up to date with the latest MongoDB and Atlas features is essential for maximizing your cluster's security and performance. The following procedures illustrate best practices for managing your cluster's lifecycle. These settings don't apply to serverless instances.

Upgrade Major MongoDB Version for a Cluster
Create a staging cluster to test your application before upgrading your cluster to a new MongoDB version.
Configure Maintenance Window
Configure a preferred window for cluster maintenance to minimize impact to your application.
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