How To Install MongoDB 5.0 On Rocky Linux 8

How to install MongoDB 5.0 on Rocky Linux 8

On this short guide, we will learn how to install MongoDB version 5.0 Community Edition on Rocky Linux 8 operating system.


Currently, the use of MongoDB in various applications has shown very rapid growth. Various applications that have adopted MongoDB include: fintech applications, various kinds of mobile apps, to heavy duty enterprise applications. In this article, we will discuss how to install MongoDB version 5.0 on the Rocky Linux 8 operating system.

MongoDB 5.0 Installation On Rocky Linux 8

There are any MongoDB Community Edition distribution for any platform, For Linux, OS X, and Windows. For Linux distribution, it has been provided MongoDB for various Linux systems, namely : Red Hat, SUSE, Amazon, Ubuntu and Debian.


Before we go to MongoDB installation process on Rocky Linux 8, we need to prepare our environment as mentioned below :

  • Rocky Linux 8 System with sufficient disk space (minimum of 10 GB)
  • Non-root user with sudo privileges

The installation process will be consisting of several steps as mentioned below :

A more detailed explanation will be described in the following sub-chapters.

1. Enabling MongoDB repository

By default, MongoDB is not exist in the Rocky Linux 8 default repository, so we need to add it manually to the system. To perform this task, we will create a new file and using vi text editor as shown below.

$ sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb-org-5.0.repo

Output :

[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb-org-5.0.repo
[sudo] password for ramansah: 

name=MongoDB Repository

2. Installing MongoDB

On this stage, we will install MongoDB 5.0 community edition by executing following command line :

$ sudo dnf -y update
$ sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb-org-5.0.repo

Output :

[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo dnf install -y mongodb-org
MongoDB Repository                                                              28 kB/s |  11 kB     00:00    
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                                   Architecture    Version              Repository                Size
 mongodb-org                               x86_64          5.0.3-1.el8          mongodb-org-5.0           11 k
Installing dependencies:
 mongodb-database-tools                    x86_64          100.5.0-1            mongodb-org-5.0           47 M
 mongodb-mongosh                           x86_64          1.1.0-1.el7          mongodb-org-5.0           43 M
 mongodb-org-database                      x86_64          5.0.3-1.el8          mongodb-org-5.0           11 k
 mongodb-org-database-tools-extra          x86_64          5.0.3-1.el8          mongodb-org-5.0           16 k
 mongodb-org-mongos                        x86_64          5.0.3-1.el8          mongodb-org-5.0           19 M
 mongodb-org-server                        x86_64          5.0.3-1.el8          mongodb-org-5.0           28 M
 mongodb-org-shell                         x86_64          5.0.3-1.el8          mongodb-org-5.0           15 M
 mongodb-org-tools                         x86_64          5.0.3-1.el8          mongodb-org-5.0           10 k

Transaction Summary
Install  9 Packages

Total download size: 152 M
Installed size: 556 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/9): mongodb-org-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64.rpm                                       24 kB/s |  11 kB     00:00    
(2/9): mongodb-org-database-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64.rpm                              28 kB/s |  11 kB     00:00    
(3/9): mongodb-org-database-tools-extra-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64.rpm                  49 kB/s |  16 kB     00:00    
(4/9): mongodb-org-mongos-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64.rpm                               1.2 MB/s |  19 MB     00:16    
(5/9): mongodb-mongosh-1.1.0.el8.x86_64.rpm                                    1.2 MB/s |  43 MB     00:35    
(6/9): mongodb-org-server-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64.rpm                               1.1 MB/s |  28 MB     00:24    
(7/9): mongodb-org-tools-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64.rpm                                 25 kB/s |  10 kB     00:00    
(8/9): mongodb-org-shell-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64.rpm                                1.3 MB/s |  15 MB     00:11    
(9/9): mongodb-database-tools-100.5.0.x86_64.rpm                               950 kB/s |  47 MB     00:50    
Total                                                                          3.0 MB/s | 152 MB     00:50     
warning: /var/cache/dnf/mongodb-org-5.0-85529b2afce6c228/packages/mongodb-database-tools-100.5.0.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID e2c63c11: NOKEY
MongoDB Repository                                                             1.4 kB/s | 1.6 kB     00:01    
Importing GPG key 0xE2C63C11:
 Userid     : "MongoDB 5.0 Release Signing Key <>"
 Fingerprint: F567 9A22 2C64 7C87 527C 2F8C B00A 0BD1 E2C6 3C11
 From       :
Key imported successfully
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                                       1/1 
  Installing       : mongodb-org-database-tools-extra-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                   1/9 
  Installing       : mongodb-org-shell-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                  2/9 
  Running scriptlet: mongodb-org-server-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                 3/9 
  Installing       : mongodb-org-server-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                 3/9 
  Running scriptlet: mongodb-org-server-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                 3/9 
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/ → /usr/lib/systemd/system/mongod.service.

  Installing       : mongodb-org-mongos-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                 4/9 
  Installing       : mongodb-org-database-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                               5/9 
  Installing       : mongodb-mongosh-1.1.0-1.el7.x86_64                                                    6/9 
  Running scriptlet: mongodb-database-tools-100.5.0-1.x86_64                                               7/9 
  Installing       : mongodb-database-tools-100.5.0-1.x86_64                                               7/9 
  Running scriptlet: mongodb-database-tools-100.5.0-1.x86_64                                               7/9 
  Installing       : mongodb-org-tools-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                  8/9 
  Installing       : mongodb-org-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                        9/9 
  Running scriptlet: mongodb-org-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                        9/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-database-tools-100.5.0-1.x86_64                                               1/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-mongosh-1.1.0-1.el7.x86_64                                                    2/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-org-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                        3/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-org-database-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                               4/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-org-database-tools-extra-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                   5/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-org-mongos-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                 6/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-org-server-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                 7/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-org-shell-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                  8/9 
  Verifying        : mongodb-org-tools-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                  9/9 
Installed products updated.

  mongodb-database-tools-100.5.0-1.x86_64                      mongodb-mongosh-1.1.0-1.el7.x86_64              
  mongodb-org-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                               mongodb-org-database-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64         
  mongodb-org-database-tools-extra-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64          mongodb-org-mongos-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64           
  mongodb-org-server-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64                        mongodb-org-shell-5.0.3-1.el8.x86_64            


3. Starting MongoDB Service

Once the installation is complete, then we will start MongoDB service by submitting following command line :

$ sudo systemctl start mongod
$ sudo systemctl enable mongod
$ sudo systemctl status mongod

Output :

[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo systemctl start mongod
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo systemctl enable mongod
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo systemctl status mongod
● mongod.service - MongoDB Database Server
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/mongod.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Fri 2021-10-08 08:07:25 WIB; 13s ago
 Main PID: 48539 (mongod)
   Memory: 65.0M
   CGroup: /system.slice/mongod.service
           └─48539 /usr/bin/mongod -f /etc/mongod.conf

Oct 08 08:07:24 otodiginet systemd[1]: Starting MongoDB Database Server...
Oct 08 08:07:24 otodiginet mongod[48536]: about to fork child process, waiting until server is ready for conne>
Oct 08 08:07:24 otodiginet mongod[48536]: forked process: 48539
Oct 08 08:07:25 otodiginet mongod[48536]: child process started successfully, parent exiting
Oct 08 08:07:25 otodiginet systemd[1]: Started MongoDB Database Server.
Starting MongoDB Service
Starting MongoDB Service

4. Interacting With MongoDB

To interact with MongoDB, it provides a shell interface that allows us to access MongoDB shell. To perform this task we will run the following command from any terminal session on the server.

$ mongo

Output :

[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ mongo
MongoDB shell version v5.0.3
connecting to: mongodb://
Implicit session: session { "id" : UUID("d73f147f-0587-4c8a-8950-27ae63682efb") }
MongoDB server version: 5.0.3
Warning: the "mongo" shell has been superseded by "mongosh",
which delivers improved usability and compatibility.The "mongo" shell has been deprecated and will be removed in
an upcoming release.
We recommend you begin using "mongosh".
For installation instructions, see
Welcome to the MongoDB shell.
For interactive help, type "help".
For more comprehensive documentation, see
Questions? Try the MongoDB Developer Community Forums
The server generated these startup warnings when booting: 
        2021-10-08T08:07:25.899+07:00: Access control is not enabled for the database. Read and write access to data and configuration is unrestricted
        2021-10-08T08:07:25.899+07:00: /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled is 'always'. We suggest setting it to 'never'
        Enable MongoDB's free cloud-based monitoring service, which will then receive and display
        metrics about your deployment (disk utilization, CPU, operation statistics, etc).

        The monitoring data will be available on a MongoDB website with a unique URL accessible to you
        and anyone you share the URL with. MongoDB may use this information to make product
        improvements and to suggest MongoDB products and deployment options to you.

        To enable free monitoring, run the following command: db.enableFreeMonitoring()
        To permanently disable this reminder, run the following command: db.disableFreeMonitoring()

The shell command mongo has been replaced by mongosh since MongoDB verison 5.0.x. We will use the new shell as showing below.

$ mongosh

Output :

[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ mongosh
Current Mongosh Log ID:	615fa16408a1f7461833aba9
Connecting to:		mongodb://
Using MongoDB:		5.0.3
Using Mongosh:		1.1.0

For mongosh info see:

To help improve our products, anonymous usage data is collected and sent to MongoDB periodically (
You can opt-out by running the disableTelemetry() command.

   The server generated these startup warnings when booting:
   2021-10-08T08:07:25.899+07:00: Access control is not enabled for the database. Read and write access to data and configuration is unrestricted
   2021-10-08T08:07:25.899+07:00: /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled is 'always'. We suggest setting it to 'never'

Warning: Found ~/.mongorc.js, but not ~/.mongoshrc.js. ~/.mongorc.js will not be loaded.
  You may want to copy or rename ~/.mongorc.js to ~/.mongoshrc.js.
mongosh shell command
mongosh shell command

4.1 Using MongoDB

At this stage, we will try to use default database (admin) and create a new user. To perform this task, we will run the following command lines.

test> use admin
switched to db admin
admin> show dbs
admin     41 kB
config  61.4 kB
local     41 kB
admin> show collections

admin> db.createUser(
... {
..... user: "digimbadmin",
..... pwd: "passwordkoe",
..... roles: [ { role: "userAdminAnyDatabase", db: "admin" } ]
..... }
... )
{ ok: 1 }
admin> show users
    _id: 'admin.digimbadmin',
    userId: UUID("b295dc6b-660a-4196-8443-64b5e34d9555"),
    user: 'digimbadmin',
    db: 'admin',
    roles: [ { role: 'userAdminAnyDatabase', db: 'admin' } ],
    mechanisms: [ 'SCRAM-SHA-1', 'SCRAM-SHA-256' ]
Create a new user on MongoDB
Create a new user on MongoDB


In this short tutorion, we have learnt how to install and configur MongoDB 5.0 on Rocky Linux 8. We also discussed how to start, enable, and check the status of the MongoDB service as well as using the Mongo Shell interface to run commands to interact with a MongoDB database. I hope this article will be helpful.

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