Convert a MongoDB Replica Set to a MongoDB Sharded Cluster

45 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lab, you are asked to convert a MongoDB replica set into a sharded cluster. After completing this lab, you will have hands-on experience configuring a MongoDB sharded cluster, as this relates to a replica set.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a Config Server Replica Set (CSRS)

Configure the host at as the config server replica set (CSRS) listening on port 27019.

Convert the Replica Set to a Shard

Configure each secondary replica set member as a shardsvr. Once all secondaries are done, step down the current primary and configure it as before.

Start the `mongos` Query Router

Start the mongos query router on lab host, and add our newly created shard to it.

Additional Resources

You are working as a DBA and are tasked with converting a MongoDB replica set into a sharded cluster. Thankfully, you've just completed an awesome Mongo Deep Dive course on that showed you how to do just this.

To accomplish this, you will need to complete the following tasks:

  • Create a config server replica set (CSRS).
  • Convert the replica set to a shard.
  • Start mongos and add the shard to cluster.

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