This topic describes how to get started with a sharded cluster instance of ApsaraDB for MongoDB. In this topic, you can quickly become familiar with the operations for creating, configuring, and connecting to an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance.

Flowchart for an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance

The first time you use ApsaraDB for MongoDB, you can start with Before you start.

The following figure shows the operations that you must perform before you use an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance.Flowchart
  1. Create a sharded cluster instance.
  2. Set a password.
  3. Configure a whitelist.
  4. Apply for a public IP address.
  5. Connect to a sharded cluster instance. For more information, see Connect to an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance.