Adding MongoDB Service Monitoring

Before adding MongoDB should be prepared for the monitoring, which involves creating the user, and setting the profiling level.

When done, add monitoring as follows:

pmm-admin add mongodb --username=pmm --password=pmm

where username and password are credentials for the monitored MongoDB access, which will be used locally on the database host. Additionally, two positional arguments can be appended to the command line flags: a service name to be used by PMM, and a service address. If not specified, they are substituted automatically as <node>-mongodb and

The command line and the output of this command may look as follows:

# pmm-admin add mongodb --username=pmm --password=pmm mongo
MongoDB Service added.
Service ID  : /service_id/f1af8a88-5a95-4bf1-a646-0101f8a20791
Service name: mongo

Beside positional arguments shown above you can specify service name and service address with the following flags: --service-name, --host (the hostname or IP address of the service), and --port (the port number of the service). If both flag and positional argument are present, flag gains higher priority. Here is the previous example modified to use these flags:

pmm-admin add mongodb --username=pmm --password=pmm --service-name=mongo --host= --port=27017


It is also possible to add a MongoDB instance using a UNIX socket with just the --socket flag followed by the path to a socket:

pmm-admin add mongodb --socket=/tmp/mongodb-27017.sock

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