Install MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE


Use this tutorial to install MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE Linux. MongoDB Enterprise is available on select platforms and contains support for several features related to security and monitoring.


To use MongoDB Enterprise on SUSE Enterprise Linux, you must install several prerequisite packages:

  • libopenssl0_9_8
  • libsnmp15
  • net-snmp
  • snmp-mibs
  • cyrus-sasl
  • cyrus-sasl-devel
  • cyrus-sasl-gssapi

To install these packages, you can issue the following command:

sudo zypper install libopenssl0_9_8 net-snmp libsnmp15 snmp-mibs ncyrus-sasl 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-suse11-2.6.3.tgz
tar -zxvf mongodb-linux-x86_64-subscription-suse11-2.6.3.tgz
cp -R -n mongodb-linux-x86_64-subscription-suse11-2.6.3/ 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

Set permissions for the data directory.

Before running mongod for the first time, ensure that the user account running mongod has read and write permissions for the directory.


Run MongoDB.

To run MongoDB, run the mongod process at the system prompt. If necessary, specify the path of the mongod or the data directory. See the following examples.

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:


Specify the path of the mongod

If your PATH does not include the location of the mongod binary, enter the full path to the mongod binary 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>

Stop MongoDB as needed.

To stop MongoDB, press Control+C in the terminal where the mongod instance is running.


Begin using MongoDB.

To begin using MongoDB, see Getting Started with MongoDB. Also consider the Production Notes document before deploying MongoDB in a production environment.