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MongoDB Launch Success Checklist

Congratulations on the progress you’ve made on your project with MongoDB! Before you know it, you’ll be ready to launch.
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Your Customer Success team has prepared this short checklist of things to consider in anticipation of your go-live, with links to helpful documentation. We find that reviewing these items helps make sure you’re prepared for launch and prevents unexpected surprises.

What MongoDB developer platform are you using?
MongoDB Atlas
Enterprise Advanced

MongoDB Atlas
☐ I know how to submit a support case, and the team has access.

Atlas subscribers can access the support portal through the Atlas user interface.

☐ My drivers are compatible with my clusters.

Be sure to update to the latest version and confirm drivers are compatible with your clusters.

☐ I know my cluster tier/size.

Expecting traffic spikes? You can configure cluster tier ranges that Atlas uses to automatically scale your cluster tier and storage capacity (both up and down) in response to usage.

☐ I’ve created the appropriate indexes for queries.

Create your index and check the Performance Advisor for index recommendations.

☐ There are enough redundancy nodes to account for high availability requirements.

You can deploy a minimum of three redundancy nodes for availability and workload balancing. Is it enough?

☐ I have tested the failover.

A failover test serves as a benchmark for how long to expect a production restore to take.

☐ I have implemented security measures.

MongoDB recommends strong security measures to protect your installation.

☐ Network peering or private endpoint is configured.

Atlas supports network peering connections for dedicated clusters hosted on AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and on multi-cloud sharded clusters. Atlas also supports private endpoints such as AWS PrivateLink, Azure Private Link, and GCP Private Service Connect.

☐ Your backup policy has been configured.

Atlas offers automated backups using cloud provider native snapshot capabilities and the option to add a compliance policy to protect your backups.

☐ Alerts are configured.

Optional configure alerts can be triggered based on certain conditions, and you choose how to be notified.

☐ Your go-live date is scheduled.

Ts are crossed. Is are dotted. You’re ready for launch.

Atlas Features

Using any of these special Atlas features?

Have you created and tested the appropriate indexes for Search? Here are short tutorials to get you started.

☐ Atlas Data Federation

Have you configured your federated database instance and connected Data Lake? Check out the Data Federation Tutorials.

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MongoDB Enterprise Advanced
☐ I know how to submit a support case, and the team has access.

Enterprise Advanced users can submit cases and get help through the MongoDB support portal.

☐ I’ve created the appropriate indexes for queries.

Create your index and check the Performance Advisor for index recommendations.

☐ I have reviewed the Production Notes for my MongoDB servers.

Check Production Notes for system configurations that affect MongoDB when running in production.

☐ MongoDB Ops Manager is installed.

Ops Manager can automate, monitor, and back up your MongoDB infrastructure.

☐ Ops Manager is configured for high availability requirements.

You can deploy a minimum of three redundancy nodes for availability and workload balancing. Is it enough?

☐ My drivers are compatible with my clusters.

Be sure to update to the latest version and confirm drivers are compatible with your clusters.

☐ I have configured TLS/SSL for my cluster.

TLS/SSL ensures that MongoDB network traffic is only readable by the intended client.

☐ Clusters can handle reporting or analytic requirements, or periods of high reads/loads.

Ensure your cluster can handle more intensive requirements.

☐ I have tested the failover.

A failover test serves as a benchmark for how long to expect a production restore to take.

☐ I have implemented security measures.

MongoDB recommends strong security measures to protect your installation.

☐ Your backup policy has been configured.

Multiple backup methods are available between Ops Manager and Cloud Manager.

☐ MongoDB alerts are configured.

Be sure to set alerts via Ops Manager or Cloud Manager.

☐ Your go-live date is scheduled.

Ts are crossed. Is are dotted. You’re ready for launch.

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Need help ahead of your launch?

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