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MongoDB Agent

Before the introduction of the MongoDB Agent, each function – Automation, Backup, and Monitoring – ran as a separate agent binary in your project.

The MongoDB Agent runs as a single binary that can perform any – or all – of the three functions depending upon what you need.

  • Activate the monitoring and/or backup functions using Cloud Manager UI.
  • Activate automation when you create a new cluster or import an existing one.
MongoDB Agent Prerequisites
Configure MongoDB Agent prerequisites.
Install MongoDB Agent
Install the MongoDB Agent.
Update to the MongoDB Agent
Update the MongoDB Agent.
Restart the MongoDB Agent
Restart the MongoDB Agent.
Manage the MongoDB Agent Functions
Activate or deactivate all functions of the MongoDB Agent.
MongoDB Agent Settings
Find all possible settings available in the MongoDB Agent configuration file.
Required Access for MongoDB Agent
Details the permissions required for MongoDB Agent to use with MongoDB instances that enforce access control.
Configure the MongoDB Agent for Access Control
If MongoDB uses Access Control, create a MongoDB user for the MongoDB Agent to use to authenticate and to determine the Agent’s access.
Configure MongoDB Agent to Use TLS
Configure the MongoDB Agent for TLS.
Configure How the MongoDB Agent Manages Config Files and Passwords
Configure how the MongoDB Agent stores its configuration and manages its passwords.
Remove Legacy Agents
Remove the legacy Backup and Monitoring Agents.
View Agent Status
View the status of a project’s agents.
Manage Agent API Keys
Manage project’s agent API keys.
Update Agent to Enable Fatal Log Rotation
Reinstall older versions of the MongoDB Agent to enable fatal log file rotation.