setting up MongoDB on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic and Opening Ports


The Aim of the Blog is to setup MongoDB on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic , Open the required ports and access it from outside – we will use MongoDB VM Image from Bitnami to make it easier

Bitnami Image

Login to , Select MongoDB Image from this URL , and Launch Instance, I will select Ubuntu OS with Default Security List that opens SSH port 22.


Select on Size and Click Create

This should be easiest thing to do , check the official documentation link

SSH to Mongo DB Instance

Download Private and Public Keys , .pem and .ppk files from the Bitnami Console into a folder , change permission of .pem file and SSH to Public IP address

chmod 700 bitnami-opc-a457995.pem 
ssh -i bitnami-opc-a457995.pem [email protected]

Connect to Mongo DB and Create few records

[email protected]:~$ mongo admin --username root -p
MongoDB shell version v3.6.3
Enter password:
connecting to: mongodb://%2Fopt%2Fbitnami%2Fmongodb%2Ftmp%2Fmongodb-27017.sock/admin
MongoDB server version: 3.6.3
Welcome to the MongoDB shell.
For interactive help, type "help".
For more comprehensive documentation, see
Questions? Try the support group
Server has startup warnings:
2018-03-13T08:32:56.958+0000 I STORAGE  [initandlisten]
2018-03-13T08:32:56.958+0000 I STORAGE  [initandlisten] **  engine
2018-03-13T08:32:56.958+0000 I STORAGE  [initandlisten] **    
> db = db.getSiblingDB('admin')
> db = db.getSiblingDB('employeedb')
> db.products.insert( { item: "card", qty: 15 } )
WriteResult({ "nInserted" : 1 })
> db.products.insert( { _id: 10, item: "box", qty: 20 } )
WriteResult({ "nInserted" : 1 })
> db.products.insert(
...    [
...      { _id: 11, item: "pencil", qty: 50, type: "no.2" },
...      { item: "pen", qty: 20 },
...      { item: "eraser", qty: 25 }
...    ]
... )
        "writeErrors" : [ ],
        "writeConcernErrors" : [ ],
        "nInserted" : 3,
        "nUpserted" : 0,
        "nMatched" : 0,
        "nModified" : 0,
        "nRemoved" : 0,
        "upserted" : [ ]
> db.products.find({item : "box"}).forEach(printjson);
{ "_id" : 10, "item" : "box", "qty" : 20 }
> exit

Accessing MongoDB Outside the VM and from Public Network

Most often the Applications that talk to MongoDB can reside outside the actual MongoDB Instance, so we need to Open the Public Port 27017 in the Network Layer

Opening Port 27017 at Oracle Cloud Network Layer

Open the Compute Classic URL

Locate the Instance that is Matching the Public IP and Select it

Make a Note of Security List Name , in our case it is Bitnami-mongodb-9ef2

Click on the Network Tab, Select Security Application and Create New Security Application

Now Create Security Rule to Map to the newly created security Application , and also make 2 important selections Security IP List is Public Internet and Security List should be the one that we noted earlier Bitnami-mongodb-9ef2

Check the highlighted security rule

this should open port 27017 for public internet access

Please Note : it is not recommended to open database ports for public internet access

Reality Check Access the Application from Workbench

Download any IDE to connect to MongoDB instance like 

Install Studio3T 

Create Connection

PublicIP Address : Port 27101

Root Password will be available in Bitnami MongoDB Instance created page

View the Key Values that we had created sometime back

Author Madhusudhan Rao