Provision Servers for Automation


Cloud Manager can automate operations for the MongoDB processes running on your servers. Cloud Manager can both discover existing processes and deploy new ones.

Cloud Manager Automation relies on an Automation Agent, which must be installed on every server that runs a monitored MongoDB deployment. The Automation Agents periodically poll Cloud Manager to determine the goal configuration, deploy changes as needed, and report deployment status back to Cloud Manager.


Install the Automation Agent on each server that you want Cloud Manager to manage. The following procedure applies to all operating systems. For instructions for a specific operating system, see Install or Update the Automation Agent.

On Linux servers, if you installed MongoDB with a package manager, use the same package manager to install the Automation Agent. If you installed MongoDB without a package manager, use an archive to install the Automation Agent.


In Cloud Manager, click Deployment, then the Agents tab, then Downloads & Settings.


Under Automation, click your operating system and follow the instructions to install and run the agent.

For more information, see also Install or Update the Automation Agent.

Next Steps

Once you have installed the agent to all your servers, you can deploy your first replica set, cluster, or standalone.