This topic describes how to create a standalone instance in the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console.

Prerequisites

  • An Alibaba Cloud account is created. For more information, see Sign up with Alibaba Cloud.
  • Your account balance is sufficient if you want to create a pay-as-you-go instance.

Billing information

For more information, see Billing items and pricing.

Procedure

After you perform the following operations, ApsaraDB for MongoDB automatically creates your instance. You do not need to manually install or deploy an instance.

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the resource group and the region of the target instance.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Replica Set Instances.
  4. On the Replica Set Instances page, click Create Instance.
  5. Click Replica Set (Pay-as-you-go).
  6. Configure the instance parameters. The following table describes the related parameters.
    Section Parameter Description
    Basic Configuration Region

    The region where the ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance is deployed. The region where the ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance is deployed. Standalone instances can be created only in the following regions: China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Qingdao), China (Beijing), China (Shenzhen), and Japan (Tokyo).

    Note
    • After an instance is created, you cannot change the region. Exercise caution when you select the region.
    • We recommend that you set the same region as that of the ECS instance where your business is deployed. Otherwise, the ECS and the standalone ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance cannot be connected with each other over an internal network.
    Zone

    A zone is a geographic area with an independent power supply and network. For more information, see Regions and zones.

    Note An ECS instance and an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance in the same zone can be connected over an internal network with minimum network latency.
    Database Version

    The MongoDB version of the standalone instance. Standalone instances support only MongoDB 3.4. Set the value to MongoDB 3.4.

    Storage Engine

    The storage engine of the instance, which is fixed as WiredTiger.

    Replication Factor The number of nodes in the standalone instance. Set the value to Single Node.
    Network Type VPC A virtual private cloud (VPC) is an isolated network with higher security and performance than the classic network.
    Note You must create a VPC in advance. For more information, see Create a VPC.
    Specifications Plan
    • The CPU and memory occupied by the instance.
    • The maximum number of connections and the maximum input/output operations per second (IOPS) vary based on different specifications. The maximum IOPS is separately measured for read and write operations, and the maximum sum of read and write operations can be twice the maximum IOPS. For more information, see Instance types.
    Storage Space The storage capacity of the instance.
    Note The storage capacity stores your data, system, and log files.
    Set Password
    • Set Now
    • Set Later

    The password of the root user. You can immediately set a password or set a password when the instance is running. For more information, see Set a password for a standalone ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance.

    • The password must contain at least three of the following character types: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters. Special characters include

      ! @#$%^&*()_+-=

    • The password must be 8 to 32 characters in length.
    Purchase quantity Quantity The number of the pay-as-you-go instances that you want to purchase. You can set an integer in the range of 1 to 10.
  7. Click Buy Now to go to the Confirm Order page.
  8. On the Confirm Order page, read and select ApsaraDB for MongoDB Agreement of Service, and complete the payment.

View the created instance

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the resource group and the region of the target instance.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Replica Set Instances.

Troubleshoot if you cannot find the instance

Possible cause Solution
You selected a wrong region in the console. Select the region where the instance is deployed. For more information, see View the created instance.
You opened an incorrect page. In the left-side navigation pane, click Replica Set Instances. For more information, see View the created instance.
The instance list in the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console was not updated or was updated before the instance is created. Wait several minutes and then update the instance list to check whether the instance is added to the list.
Resources are insufficient.

The system may fail to create the instance due to insufficient resources. In this case, your payment is refunded. You can check the refund on the Orders page.

After you confirm the refunded fees, you can try to create your instance in another region or zone. You can also submit a ticket.

What to do next

After you create an instance, you must configure a whitelist. For more information, see Configure a whitelist for a standalone ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance. If you want to connect to the instance over the Internet, you must apply for a public endpoint. For more information, see Apply for a public endpoint for a standalone ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance.

For more information about instance connection methods and connection scenarios, see Connect to an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance.