Install MongoDB Community Edition on Amazon Linux
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MongoDB Atlas is a hosted MongoDB service option in the cloud which requires no installation overhead and offers a free tier to get started.
Use this tutorial to install MongoDB 5.0 Community Edition on
Amazon Linux using the
yum package manager.
Verify Linux Distribution
You can verify which Linux distribution you are running by running the following command on the command-line:
grep ^NAME /etc/*release
The result should be Amazon Linux or Amazon Linux AMI. If using a different Linux distribution, please see the install instructions for your platform.
This tutorial installs MongoDB 5.0 Community Edition. To install a different version of MongoDB Community, use the version drop-down menu in the upper-left corner of this page to select the documentation for that version.
MongoDB 5.0 Community Edition supports the following 64-bit Amazon Linux release on x86_64 architecture:
Amazon Linux 2
MongoDB only supports the 64-bit versions of this platform.
MongoDB 5.0 Community Edition on Amazon Linux also supports the ARM64 architecture on select platforms.
See Platform Support for more information.
Before deploying MongoDB in a production environment, consider the Production Notes document which offers performance considerations and configuration recommendations for production MongoDB deployments.
Install MongoDB Community Edition
Follow these steps to install MongoDB Community Edition using the
yum package manager. Select the tab for your version of
Run MongoDB Community Edition
- ulimit Considerations
- Most Unix-like operating systems limit the system resources that a
process may use. These limits may negatively impact MongoDB operation,
and should be adjusted. See UNIX
ulimitSettings for the recommended settings for your platform.
NoteStarting in MongoDB 4.4, a startup error is generated if the
ulimitvalue for number of open files is under
- By default, a MongoDB instance stores:
its data files in
its log files in
mkdir -p <directory>or
sudo mkdir -p <directory>depending on the user that will run MongoDB. (See your linux man pages for information on
sudo.)By default, MongoDB runs using the
mongoduser account. If you change the user that runs the MongoDB process, you must also modify the permission to the
/var/log/mongodbdirectories to give this user access to these directories.To specify a different log file directory and data file directory, edit the
storage.dbPathsettings in the
/etc/mongod.conf. Ensure that the user running MongoDB has access to these directories.
Follow these steps to run MongoDB Community Edition. These instructions assume that you are using the default settings.
To run and manage your
mongod process, you will be using
your operating system's built-in init system. Recent versions of
Linux tend to use systemd (which uses the
while older versions of Linux tend to use System V init (which uses
If you are unsure which init system your platform uses, run the following command:
ps --no-headers -o comm 1
Then select the appropriate tab below based on the result:
systemd- select the systemd (systemctl) tab below.
init- select the System V Init (service) tab below.
Uninstall MongoDB Community Edition
To completely remove MongoDB from a system, you must remove the MongoDB applications themselves, the configuration files, and any directories containing data and logs. The following section guides you through the necessary steps.
This process will completely remove MongoDB, its configuration, and all databases. This process is not reversible, so ensure that all of your configuration and data is backed up before proceeding.
mongod process by issuing the following command:
sudo service mongod stop
Localhost Binding by Default
By default, MongoDB launches with
bindIp set to
127.0.0.1, which binds to the localhost network interface. This
means that the
mongod can only accept connections from
clients that are running on the same machine. Remote clients will not be
able to connect to the
mongod, and the
not be able to initialize a replica set unless this value is set
to a valid network interface.
This value can be configured either:
Before binding to a non-localhost (e.g. publicly accessible) IP address, ensure you have secured your cluster from unauthorized access. For a complete list of security recommendations, see Security Checklist. At minimum, consider enabling authentication and hardening network infrastructure.
For more information on configuring
MongoDB Community Edition Packages
MongoDB Community Edition is available from its own dedicated repository, and contains the following officially-supported packages:
Contains the MongoDB Shell (