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Automation Configuration Resource


Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {PROJECT-ID} is the same as your project id. For existing groups, your group/project id remains the same. This page uses the more familiar term group when referring to descriptions. The endpoint remains as stated in the document.

The API provides the automationConfig resource to let you manage your project’s automation configuration. The configuration defines the various MongoDB clusters, replica sets and standalones in the deployment and defines how each process runs. Automation builds the deployment according to the goals specified. Each MongoDB Agent using Automation is responsible for the MongoDB processes that run on its host. The configuration also specifies settings for the deployment’s MongoDB Agents.

When a running MongoDB process matches its defined configuration, the process is in “goal state”. When all processes on all hosts are in goal state, the deployment itself is in goal state.

To update the automation configuration, you must issue the request from an IP address on your user account’s access list.

Additional Copies of the Automation Configuration

The MongoDB Agent stores a copy of the configuration in the mms-cluster-config-backup.json file. Automation stores the most recent version of configuration with which Automation was able to reach goal state. If an Agent is not able to process configuration changes, it continues to store an older version of the configuration.

Users with global roles can view Ops Manager’s internal representation of the deployment configuration, which is much larger than the automation configuration and includes additional fields used only internally. Never use this representation to update the automation configuration. The representation is called the Raw AutomationConfig is viewable through the Deployment page.

Automation Configuration Parameters

The Automation Configuration contains a large amount of information about your Ops Manager instance, agents, clusters, and security. With this complexity, these parameters can be found as their own reference page.

To review an example of a complete automation configuration file, see Example Automation Configuration.


The following lists the endpoints available for the automation configuration resource.

Method Endpoint Description
GET /groups/{PROJECT-ID}/automationConfig Retrieve the current automation configuration
PUT /groups/{PROJECT-ID}/automationConfig Replace the current automation configuration
POST /groups/{PROJECT-ID}/automationConfig/updateAgentVersions Update the MongoDB Agent
GET /groups/{PROJECT-ID}/automationConfig/backupAgentConfig Retrieve the current backup log settings
PUT /groups/{PROJECT-ID}/automationConfig/backupAgentConfig Update the current backup log settings
GET /groups/{PROJECT-ID}/automationConfig/monitoringAgentConfig Retrieve the current monitoring log settings
PUT /groups/{PROJECT-ID}/automationConfig/monitoringAgentConfig Update the current monitoring log settings