These documents present the details of sharding in MongoDB. These
include the components, the architectures, and the behaviors of MongoDB
sharded clusters. For an overview of sharding and sharded clusters, see
A sharded cluster consists of shards, config servers, and
Outlines the requirements for sharded clusters, and provides
examples of several possible architectures for sharded clusters.
Continue reading from Sharded Cluster Architectures for
additional descriptions of sharded cluster deployments.
Discusses the operations of sharded clusters with regards to the
automatic balancing of data in a cluster and other related
availability and security considerations.
Discusses the internal operation and behavior of sharded clusters,
including chunk migration, balancing, and the cluster metadata.
Continue reading from Sharding Mechanics for more
documentation of the behavior and operation of sharded clusters.
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