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Update One Cluster

Update one cluster in one project.

You can update only the clusterName field. Cloud Manager populates all other cluster fields based on cluster properties it discovers.


This operation is only available for clusters with a typeName of SHARDED or SHARDED_REPLICA_SET.

Required Roles

You can successfully call this endpoint with any of the following assigned roles:


Base URL:

PATCH /groups/{PROJECT-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-ID}

Request Path Parameters

Name Type Description
PROJECT-ID string Unique identifier for the project.
CLUSTER-ID string Unique identifier for the cluster you want to retrieve.

Request Query Parameters

The following query parameters are optional:

Name Type Necessity Description Default
pretty boolean Optional Flag indicating whether the response body should be in a prettyprint format. false
envelope boolean Optional

Flag that indicates whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope.

Some API clients cannot access the HTTP response headers or status code. To remediate this, set envelope=true in the query.

For endpoints that return one result, the response body includes:

Name Description
status HTTP response code
envelope Expected response body

Request Body Parameters

Body Parameter Type Necessity Description
clusterName string Required Name to assign to the cluster.


Response Parameters

Name Type Description
clusterName string Display name of the cluster. Note that mongod itself doesn’t allow you to name a cluster; Cloud Manager supplies this name and you can update it. For a replica set within a sharded cluster, the cluster name is the name of its parent cluster.
groupId string Unique identifier of the project to which the cluster belongs.
id string Unique identifier of the cluster.
lastHeartbeat date Timestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when Cloud Manager most recently processed a ping from this cluster.
replicaSetName string Replica set name. Cloud Manager returns this value when a cluster has a typeName of REPLICA_SET or CONFIG_SERVER_REPLICA_SET.
shardName string Shard name. Cloud Manager returns this value when a cluster has a typeName of SHARDED or a REPLICA_SET that part of a sharded cluster.
typeName string

Cluster type. Cloud Manager may return:

typeName Description
REPLICA_SET A replica set.
SHARDED A sharded cluster where each shard is a standalone instance. No shards are replica sets.
SHARDED_REPLICA_SET A sharded cluster that contains at least one shard that is a replica set.
CONFIG_SERVER_REPLICA_SET Config servers deployed as a replica set.

Example Request

curl --user "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" --digest \
     --header "Accept: application/json" \
     --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
     --include \
     --request PATCH "{PROJECT-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-ID}?pretty=true"
     --data '{
        "clusterName":"New Cluster Name"

Example Response

Response Header

HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Content-Type: application/json;charset=ISO-8859-1
Date: {dateInUnixFormat}
WWW-Authenticate: Digest realm="MMS Public API", domain="", nonce="{nonce}", algorithm=MD5, op="auth", stale=false
Content-Length: {requestLengthInBytes}
Connection: keep-alive
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Type: application/json
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=300
Date: {dateInUnixFormat}
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: {requestLengthInBytes}
X-MongoDB-Service-Version: gitHash={gitHash}; versionString={ApplicationVersion}

Response Body

  "clusterName": "New Cluster Name",
  "groupId": "5e84b94c003f2d6370004f4e",
  "id": "5e8ba20e87d9396ca9b96bd0",
  "lastHeartbeat": "2020-06-10T14:51:28Z",
  "links": [
      "href": "",
      "rel": "self"
  "replicaSetName": "myRS",
  "typeName": "REPLICA_SET"