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Deploy MongoDB on Google Cloud Platform

In this lab, students are asked to deploy a MongoDB server on Google Cloud Platform. After completing this lab, students will have hands-on experience with deploying Compute Engine instances in GCP and installing a self-managed MongoDB instance.


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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 Google Cloud Platform 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 Compute Engine Instance

    Deploy a computer instance named 'mongodb'. Choose the default region and zone and e2-medium machine type.

  3. Challenge

    Connect to the Instance and Install MongoDB

    • Connect via SSH using the cloud console.
    • Install the GPG key from
    • Create a repository file with the following contents:
      deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] buster/mongodb-org/5.0 main 
    • Install themongodb-org and mongodb-mongosh packages.
    • Start the mongod service.
    • Connect via mongosh.

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