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Add a Custom MongoDB Build

You can add custom-built versions of MongoDB for Ops Manager to download. Automation downloads these MongoDB versions "lazily": downloading binaries for a version of MongoDB when a MongoDB process uses that version on a managed host.


Serving Custom Builds when Ops Manager runs without Internet access

If you want to download a Custom Build from your Ops Manager host:

  1. Run Ops Manager and its MongoDB Agents without access to the Internet.

  2. Upload the Custom Build binary to the Versions Directory folder on the Ops Manager host.

  3. Provide the full URL to the Custom Build in the Ops Manager Application per the "Complete the Add Custom Build form" step in this procedure.

Ops Manager can't serve your Custom Build binaries if it or its Agents have Internet access. When Ops Manager, the Agents, or both have Internet access, they download the Custom Build binaries direct from the source over the Internet. These Custom Build binaries aren't stored on the Ops Manager host in this scenario.

Ops Manager can't backup deployments that use third-party custom builds. It does support custom builds that MongoDB provides.

The existing versions of MongoDB may not meet your immediate needs. You can provide other versions of MongoDB through the Custom Builds functionality.


The platform on which this build can be installed.

Accepted values are:

  • Linux (amd64) (64-bit Intel architecture Linux)

  • Linux (ppc64le) (64-bit PowerPC architecture Linux)

  • Mac OS X (amd64) (64-bit Intel architecture macOS)

Version Name

Your label for this build. It must begin with a valid MongoDB version number.


Download URL

URL from which the MongoDB Agent can download this build. This URL must:

  • Be accessible to from your network. It doesn't need to be Internet accessible.

  • Point to a host running an HTTP-compatible web server.

  • Point to the Custom Build binary file.


The Ops Manager Application does not check if this URL exists, only that it is a complete URL.

Git Version

The complete 40-character git SHA-1 checksum (or hash) for this build.



If your Custom Build included any add-on modules, enter them into this combo box.

Accepted values are:

  • None

  • subscription

  • enterprise

Click Add Custom Build.


The new Custom Build appears on the Custom Builds page.


After you create a Custom Build, you cannot edit it. You can click the Remove link to delete it.

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