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Introduction to the MongoDB console

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2018

MongoDB console is a web application program that manages MongoDB instances. You can create and manage an instance, set the IP whitelist, password, and network, and perform other operations on the MongoDB console.


Use your Alibaba Cloud account to log on to the MongoDB console. If you do not have an Alibaba Cloud account, click Register.

Console overview

Console homepage

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

Log on to the MongoDB console, and go to the Instance List page, as shown in the following figure. Note that the figure is only an example, the actual page may be different.

Cluster instance list page

Parameter descriptions
1List of cluster version instancesThe MongoDB console homepage displays the instances in an account in a region.
2RegionClick a region. The instances in this region are displayed in the instance list.
3RefreshRefresh the instance information page.
4Create instanceInstance creation portal.
5Instance IDClick an instance ID to go to the instance detail page.
6ViewClick View to go to the instance detail page.
7ReleaseClick Release to release a selected instance.

MongoDB instance console

Log on to the MongoDB console. Click an instance ID in the instance list or View to go to the Basic Information page, as shown in the following table.

Console page nameBlock nameDescriptionLinks of common operations
Operating space on the window-Back up and restart instances.-Backup an instance
-Restart an instance
Basic informationBasic informationDisplay the basic information of an instance, such as instance ID, region, network type, instance type, and disk space.-
Account managementYou can view the instance account and reset the password.Reset a password
Configuration informationDisplay the database version, instance creation time, and instance network type.-
Useful informationDisplay the command syntax used to connect to ApsaraDB for MongoDB.-
Current resource statusDisplay the number of Mongos nodes and shard nodes of a selected instance.- Add Mongos
- Add shards
Mongos or shard- Click Mongos to log on to, restart, and view the Mongos nodes of a selected instance, or modify the node configuration.
- Click “Shard” to log on to, restart, and view the shard nodes of a selected instance, or modify the node configuration.
- Database read and write operations may fail when nodes are restarted. Therefore, it is not advised to perform the Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations on the database when the database or nodes are restarted.
- Change configuration
- Log on to the database
- Restart nodes
- View the operation monitor information of Mongos or shard nodes.
Backup and recoveryBackup listYou can view and download a list of data backups from a selected time period and create an instance at a specified time point.Download backup data
Backup settingsAutomatic backup can be periodically performed according to the selected time point.Set backup cycle
Monitoring informationResource monitoringView the monitor information of Mongos nodes and shard nodes from a specified time period based on selected indicators.-
Security controlSecurity controlYou can set an IP whitelist.IP whitelist setting