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Deploy MongoDB on Microsoft Azure

In this lab, students are asked to deploy a MongoDB server on Microsoft Azure. After completing this lab, students will have hands-on experience with deploying a virtual machine in Azure and installing a self-managed MongoDB cluster.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Mar 31, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Connect to the Microsoft Azure Web Console

    Use the login information provided in the lab to connect to the web console in an Incognito or Private browser window.

  2. Challenge

    Deploy a Virtual Machine

    Deploy a virtual machine named 'mongodb'. Choose the smallest recommended size for the image, and make sure to note the location of the downloaded private key.

  3. Challenge

    Connect to the Instance and Install MongoDB

    • Connect using the SSH credentials provided in the cloud console.
    • Install the GPG key from
    • Create a repo file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-6.0.list with the following contents:
      deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] focal/mongodb-org/6.0 multiverse 
    • Update the local repository cache and install the mongodb-org and mongodb-mongosh packages.
    • Start mongod service.
    • Connect via mongosh.

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