Charmed MongoDB Tutorial

Charmed MongoDB tutorial

The Charmed MongoDB Operator delivers automated operations management from day 0 to day 2 on the MongoDB Community Edition document database. It is an open source, end-to-end, production-ready data platform on top of Juju. As a first step this tutorial shows you how to get Charmed MongoDB up and running, but the tutorial does not stop there. Through this tutorial you will learn a variety of operations, everything from adding replicas to advanced operations such as enabling Transcript Layer Security (TLS). In this tutorial we will walk through how to:

  • Set up your environment using LXD and Juju.
  • Deploy MongoDB using a single command.
  • Access the admin database directly.
  • Add high availability with replication.
  • Change the admin password.
  • Automatically create MongoDB users via Juju relations.
  • Enable secure transactions with TLS.

While this tutorial intends to guide and teach you as you deploy Charmed MongoDB, it will be most beneficial if you already have a familiarity with:

  • Basic terminal commands.
  • MongoDB concepts such as replication and users.

Step-by-step guide

Here’s an overview of the steps required with links to our separate tutorials that deal with each individual step:


The Charmed MongoDB Operator is distributed under the Apache Software License, version 2.0. It [installs/operates/depends on] MongoDB Community Edition, which is licensed under the Server Side Public License (SSPL).

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