Deploy MongoDB on Microsoft Azure

45 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

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.

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.

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.

Additional Resources

You are working as a DBA and are tasked with deploying a self-managed MongoDB cluster on Microsoft Azure. 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:

  • Connect to the Microsoft Azure web console
  • Deploy a virtual machine
  • Connect to the virtual machine and install MongoDB

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