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Install Percona Server for MongoDB on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and derivatives

This document describes how to install Percona Server for MongoDB on RPM-based distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and compatible derivatives.

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Package contents
Package Contains
percona-server-mongodb The mongo shell, import/export tools, other client utilities, server software, default configuration, and init.d scripts.
percona-server-mongodb-server The mongodserver, default configuration files, andinit.d` scripts
percona-server-mongodb-shell The mongo shell
percona-server-mongodb-mongos The mongos sharded cluster query router
percona-server-mongodb-tools Mongo tools for high-performance MongoDB fork from Percona
percona-server-mongodb-dbg Debug symbols for the server


Before you start, check the system requirements.

Configure Percona repository

To install from Percona repositories, first you need to enable the required repository using the percona-release repository management tool.

  1. Install percona-release:

    $ sudo yum install
  2. Enable the repository:

    $ sudo percona-release enable psmdb-44 release

Install Percona Server for MongoDB packages

To install the latest version of Percona Server for MongoDB, use the following command:

$ sudo yum install percona-server-mongodb

To install a specific version of Percona Server for MongoDB, do the following:

  1. List available versions:

    $ sudo yum list percona-server-mongodb --showduplicates
    Sample output
        Available Packages
    percona-server-mongodb.x86_64  4.4.10-11.el8  psmdb-44-release-x86_64
    percona-server-mongodb.x86_64  4.4.12-12.el8  psmdb-44-release-x86_64
    percona-server-mongodb.x86_64  4.4.13-13.el8  psmdb-44-release-x86_64
    percona-server-mongodb.x86_64  4.4.14-14.el8  psmdb-44-release-x86_64
    percona-server-mongodb.x86_64  4.4.15-15.el8  psmdb-44-release-x86_64
    percona-server-mongodb.x86_64  4.4.16-16.el8  psmdb-44-release-x86_64
    percona-server-mongodb.x86_64  4.4.17-17.el8  psmdb-44-release-x86_64
  2. Install a specific version packages. For example, to install Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.15-15, run the following command:

    $ sudo yum install percona-server-mongodb-4.4.15-15.el8

By default, Percona Server for MongoDB stores data files in /var/lib/mongodb/ and configuration parameters in /etc/mongod.conf.

Run Percona Server for MongoDB


If you use SELinux in enforcing mode, you must customize your SELinux user policies to allow access to certain /sys and /proc files for OS-level statistics. Also, you must customize directory and port access policies if you are using non-default locations.

Please refer to Configure SELinux section of MongoDB Documentation for policy configuration guidelines.

Start the service

Percona Server for MongoDB is not started automatically after installation. Start it manually using the following command:

$ sudo systemctl start mongod

Confirm that service is running

Check the service status using the following command: service mongod status

$ sudo systemctl status mongod

Stop the service

Stop the service using the following command: service mongod stop

$ sudo systemctl stop mongod

Restart the service

Restart the service using the following command: service mongod restart

$ sudo systemctl restart mongod

Run after reboot

The mongod service is not automatically started after you reboot the system.

For RHEL or CentOS versions 5 and 6, you can use the chkconfig utility to enable auto-start as follows:

$ sudo chkconfig --add mongod

For RHEL or CentOS version 7, you can use the systemctl utility:

$ sudo systemctl enable mongod

Congratulations! Your Percona Server for MongoDB is up and running.

Next steps

Connect to MongoDB

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  1. We support only the current stable RHEL 6 and CentOS 6 releases, because there is no official (i.e. RedHat provided) method to support or download the latest OpenSSL on RHEL and CentOS versions prior to 6.5. Similarly, and also as a result thereof, there is no official Percona way to support the latest Percona Server builds on RHEL and CentOS versions prior to 6.5. Additionally, many users will need to upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g or later (due to the Heartbleed vulnerability), and this OpenSSL version is not available for download from any official RHEL and CentOS repositories for versions 6.4 and prior. For any officially unsupported system, src.rpm packages can be used to rebuild Percona Server for any environment. Please contact our support service if you require further information on this.