The ApsaraDB for MongoDB console is a web application for managing instances. In the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console, you can create and manage instances and configure the instance IP whitelists, passwords, and network types

The ApsaraDB for MongoDB console is part of the Alibaba Cloud Management Console. For more information about common settings and basic operations in the Alibaba Cloud Management Console, see Alibaba Cloud Management Console.


An Alibaba Cloud account is used. To create an Alibaba Cloud account, go to the Alibaba Cloud official website.

ApsaraDB for MongoDB console homepage

The console homepage displays the same information for all sharded cluster instances.

Log on to the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console and go to the Sharded Cluster Instances page as shown in the following figure. This figure is only for reference. The actual page may be different.

ApsaraDB for MongoDB console homepage

UI element description

No. UI element Description
1 Sharded Cluster Instances The ApsaraDB for MongoDB console homepage, which displays all sharded cluster instances in a region that belong to the current account.
2 Region You can click a region to display all instances that are deployed within the region.
3 Refresh The button to refresh the instance information page.
4 Create Instance The button to create an instance.
5 Instance ID
  • You can click an instance ID to go to the Basic Information page of the instance.
  • You can click the icon to the right of an instance ID to modify the name of the instance.
6 Status The status of the instance. Instances may be in different states.
7 Manage You can click this icon to manage, restart, or release an instance.
8 Export Export the list of instances.

ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance console

Log on to the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console. Click an Instance ID or Manage in the Actions column corresponding to an instance. The Basic Information page is displayed. The following table lists the UI elements on the page.

UI element or page Section Description Operation
Top navigation bar - You can back up and restart the instance.
Basic Information Basic Information You can view the basic information about the instance, such as the instance ID region, network type, and storage engine. N/A
Specification Information You can view the instance specifications such as the database version, maintenance period, billing method, creation time, and expiration time. Specify a maintenance period
Mongos List or Shard List
  • In the mongos list, you can find a mongos ID and click the icon to change its configurations, and log on to or restart the mongos.
  • In the shard list, you can find a shard ID and click the icon to log on to a shard, restart the shard, trigger a failover, or change the shard configurations.
  • Database read and write operations may fail when you restart nodes. We recommend that you do not perform the Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations on databases when you restart nodes.
Backup and Recovery - You can view and download a list of data backups for a specified time period, restore data from the specified period of time, or create an instance from a specified backup point.
Monitoring Info - You can view monitoring information of mongos or shards based on the specified metrics and time range. N/A
Data Security Whitelist Settings You can configure an IP whitelist. Configure a whitelist for a sharded cluster instance
Audit Logs Audit logs record all operations that you perform on a database. You can use these logs in analysis. Configure audit logging for an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance