Create Cluster

What's MongoDB Atlas: MongoDB Atlas is a cloud service that lets you set up, operate, and scale your MongoDB deployments with ease. 

About ‘Create Cluster' action: This action lets you create a new cluster in your MongoDB Atlas account. 

Connect to MongoDB Atlas: Select the appropriate connection for MongoDB Atlas from the drop-down list. If you haven’t created a connection yet, select ‘Add New’ to create one.

Field data

Group ID (Mandatory): Enter the ID of the group under which you wish to create a new cluster.  

Cluster Name (Mandatory): Provide a suitable name for the cluster. Once the cluster is created, it's name can't be changed. 

Instance Size (Mandatory): Enter the instance size for your cluster. This instance size will be used for all the servers of your cluster. Available instance sizes are, 'M10', 'M20', 'M30', 'M40', 'M50', 'M60', and, 'M100'. 

Provider Name (Mandatory): Enter the cloud service provider on which the servers are provisioned. Currently, MongoDB Atlas integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) only. Hence, this field must be set to AWS until other integrations become available.

Region Name (Mandatory): Enter the region in which you wish to create a new cluster. Available regions are, 'AP_SOUTHEAST_2', 'EU_WEST_1', 'US_EAST_1' and,  'US_WEST_2'. 

Backup Enabled (Mandatory): Specify if you wish to enable backup for the cluster. Available options are 'True' and 'False'. By default, the value for this field is set to 'True'. If set to 'True', the MongoDB Atlas Backup service takes snapshots of your databases at regular intervals and retains them according to your group’s retention policy.

Encrypt EBS Volume (Mandatory): Specify if you wish to encrypt the EBS volume. Available options are 'True' and 'False'. By default, the value for this field is set to 'False'. This field is specific for AWS only. If set to 'True', the Amazon EBS encryption feature encrypts the server’s root volume for both data at rest within the volume and for data moving between the volume and the instance.

Replication Factor (Optional): Enter the number of copies (nodes) of your data you wish to include in the cluster. Available options are, '3', '5' and, '7'. 

Disk Size (GB) (Optional): Enter the size of server’s root volume in gigabytes. You can add capacity by increasing this number, up to a maximum possible value of 16384 (i.e., 16 TB).

Disk IOPS (Optional): Enter The maximum input/output operations per second (IOPS) the system can perform. 

The available IOPS depends on the instance size. Each instance size has a specific set of available IOPS values. To view available values, use the Atlas interface to either view an existing configuration or add a new one and click an instance size to view the available value. 

Once you have entered the details, click on 'Done' and 'Run' the flow. This will create a new cluster under the specified group of your MongoDB Atlas Account. 

Refer to API documentation for more information:

  • output-arrow mongodb-atlas-service-128 Create Cluster
    • left-triangle backupEnabled boolean
    • left-triangle diskSizeGB number
    • left-triangle groupId string
    • left-triangle links array
    • left-triangle mongoDBMajorVersion string
    • left-triangle mongoDBVersion string
    • left-triangle mongoURIUpdated string
    • left-triangle name string
    • left-triangle numShards number
    • left-triangle providerSettings object
    • left-triangle replicationFactor number
    • left-triangle stateName string