Install MongoDB Enterprise on Amazon Linux AMI¶
Use this tutorial to install MongoDB Enterprise on Amazon Linux AMI. MongoDB Enterprise is available on select platforms and contains support for several features related to security and monitoring.
To use MongoDB Enterprise on Amazon Linux AMI, you must install several prerequisite packages:
To install these packages, you can issue the following command:
sudo yum install openssl net-snmp net-snmp-libs net-snmp-utils cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-lib cyrus-sasl-devel cyrus-sasl-gssapi
Install MongoDB Enterprise¶
The Enterprise packages include an example SNMP configuration file named mongod.conf. This file is not a MongoDB configuration file.
Download and install the MongoDB Enterprise packages.¶
After you have installed the required prerequisite packages, download and install the MongoDB Enterprise packages from http://www.mongodb.com/subscription/downloads. The MongoDB binaries are located in the /bin directory of the archive. To download and install, use the following sequence of commands.
curl -O http://downloads.10gen.com/linux/mongodb-linux-x86_64-subscription-amzn64-2.6.3.tgz tar -zxvf mongodb-linux-x86_64-subscription-amzn64-2.6.3.tgz cp -R -n mongodb-linux-x86_64-subscription-amzn64-2.6.3/ mongodb
Ensure the location of the MongoDB binaries is included in the PATH variable.¶
Once you have copied the MongoDB binaries to their target location, ensure that the location is included in your PATH variable. If it is not, either include it or create symbolic links from the binaries to a directory that is included.
Run MongoDB Enterprise¶
Create the data directory.¶
Before you start MongoDB for the first time, create the directory to which the mongod process will write data. By default, the mongod process uses the /data/db directory. If you create a directory other than this one, you must specify that directory in the dbpath option when starting the mongod process later in this procedure.
The following example command creates the default /data/db directory:
mkdir -p /data/db
Run without specifying paths¶
If your system PATH variable includes the location of the mongod binary and if you use the default data directory (i.e., /data/db), simply enter mongod at the system prompt:
<path to binary>/mongod
Specify the path of the data directory¶
If you do not use the default data directory (i.e., /data/db), specify the path to the data directory using the --dbpath option:
mongod --dbpath <path to data directory>