MongoDB Mongo as Shards

Sharding Environment Setup

Sharding Group Members :

For sharding there are three players.

  1. Config Server

  2. Replica Sets

  3. Mongos

    For a mongo shard we need to setup the above three servers.

Config Server Setup : add the following to mongod conf file

  clusterRole: configsvr
  replSetName: <setname>  

run : mongod --config

we can choose config server as replica set or may be a standalone server. Based on our requirement we can choose the best. If config need to run in replica set we need to follow the replica set setup

Replica Setup : Create replica set // Please refer the replica setup

MongoS Setup : Mongos is main setup in shard. Its is query router to access all replica sets

Add the following in mongos conf file

      configDB: <configReplSetName>/;

Configure Shared :

Connect the mongos via shell (mongo --host --port )

  1. sh.addShard( "/")
  2. sh.enableSharding("")
  3. sh.shardCollection("< database >.< collection >", { < key > : < direction > } )
  4. sh.status() // To ensure the sharding