2.1 - Deploy MongoDB

In this section you will deploy a standalone MongoDB instance. To start you will create an Ubuntu Linux instance using an OS Only blueprint. As part of the instance creation process you’ll supply a launch script that will install MongoDB.

  • From the Lightsail console home page click Create Instance

  • Make sure Linux/Unix is selected under Select a platform and then under Select a blueprint click OS Only and choose Ubuntu

  • Click +Add Launch Script

  • Paste the script below into the text box

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 9DA31620334BD75D9DCB49F368818C72E52529D4
    echo "deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] https://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu xenial/mongodb-org/4.0 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-4.0.list
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org
    sudo cat /etc/mongod.conf | sed "s/\b127.0.0.1\b/&,$(hostname -i)/" >> /etc/mongod.conf.new
    sudo mv /etc/mongod.conf /etc/mongd.conf.old
    sudo mv /etc/mongod.conf.new /etc/mongod.conf
    sudo service mongod start

    This script does the following:

    • Uses apt-get to install Mongo
    • Modifies the Mongo configuration file to make sure Mongo is listening on the instances private IP address
    • Backs up the old configuration file and copies in the new one
    • Starts Mongo
  • Scroll down and enter Mongo as the Instance name

  • Click Create

  • Once the instance is up and running SSH into the box (username: ubuntu)

  • Use the Mongo client to ensure that the machine is running correction

    mongo --host $(hostname -i)
  • From the Mongo client to show the built in databases

    show dbs

    The output should be:

    admin   0.000GB
    config  0.000GB
    local   0.000GB
  • Type exit to close the mongo client

  • In your web browser from the Lightsail console click on the instance name. This will bring up the instance details page

  • Document the private IP of the instance.

You will use this IP in the next section