a9s MongoDB for PCF

This documentation describes the a9s MongoDB for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) tile. a9s MongoDB for PCF enables on-demand provisioning of VM-based, dedicated MongoDB servers and clusters. Developers can create instances of a MongoDB server or cluster using Apps Manager or the Cloud Foundry Command Line interface (cf CLI) and bind these instances to an application. Depending on your service plan, a service instance may be associated with a single, dedicated virtual machine or a set of VMs consisting of multiple virtual machines containing a MongoDB replica set cluster.

A9s mongodb tile


When you run the cf CLI create-service a9s-mongodb command, PCF creates dedicated virtual machines for this service instance. This allows the best possible bad neighborhood protection.

MongoDB service instance provisioning, including virtual machine orchestration, is entirely automated. This enables service instances to be highly isolated and shielded by infrastructure virtualization mechanisms.

Due to the on-demand provisioning on virtual machines, only existing service instances allocate infrastructure resources. These resources are released when service instances are destroyed. Using on-demand provisioning the number of service instances is not limited by design.

Distributed across multiple infrastructure availability zones, clustered data service plans enable short failover times and are resilient against failures of individual infrastructure hosts or entire availability zones.

Current Features

The current version of a9s MongoDB for PCF includes the following key features:

Feature Benefit
On­-Demand Service Instance Provisioning a9s MongoDB for PCF deploys MongoDB instances automatically. Developers can provision a single-VM MongoDB server or a multi-VM MongoDB Replica Set using a single command.
Service Instance Isolation Each MongoDB server runs on a dedicated virtual machine to ensure bad neighborhood protection in order to be aligned with enterprise security requirements.

a9s MongoDB for PCF uses Cloud Foundry security groups to prevent network connections being established by unauthorized applications.
High Availability a9s MongoDB for PCF ensures high-availability using MongoDB Replica Sets.

The Consul-based internal DNS system provided by a9s Consul DNS for PCF ensures that the connected application always connects to a working node.
Smoke Tests a9s MongoDB for PCF contains a post-deploy smoke tests errand that runs a series of basic test against your installation to ensure that it is configured properly.
Service Instance Capacity Upgrade Cloud Foundry Service Plan updates allow upgrades to the RAM, CPU and storage capacity for your MongoDB instances.
Logging and Monitoring Each MongoDB service instance provides log messages and MongoDB-specific metrics to one or more syslog/graphite endpoints. You can configure the syslog/graphite endpoint to receive logging and monitoring information.
Deployment Updater This errand automatically updates the stemcell and all provisioned a9s MongoDB for PCF service instances to their lastest version.

Upcoming Features

The following features have been developed and tested on paas.anynines.com. These features will be included in an upcoming a9s MongoDB for PCF release:

Feature Benefit
On­-Demand Encrypted Remote Connectivity A public encrypted access can be established on demand. This connection can be used to perform manual backups. As soon as the public connection becomes obsolete, the tunnel can be terminated to prevent further access. This functionality is provided by additional components in the Service Jumper Module.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about a9s MongoDB for PCF:

Element Details
Version v1.0.1
Release date April 20, 2017
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v1.7.x, v1.8.x, v1.9.x
Compatible Elastic Runtime version(s) v1.7.x, v1.8.x, v1.9.x
IaaS support AWS, OpenStack, and vSphere


To install and use a9s MongoDB for PCF, you must install the following products and tiles:

For more information, see Installing and Configuring a9s MongoDB for PCF.

Feedback and Support

a9s MongoDB for PCF is an automation toolset for open source MongoDB. The entire anynines team can help your team get started and be successful. Technical support, including a service level agreement, is available with a commercial license.

If your company has specific MongoDB administration policies or configuration best practises, the anynines team is happy to incorporate them, if applicable. Third-party MongoDB support organizations are also welcome to assist.

Contributions are welcome and will be investigated by the anynines team. Please send any bugs, feature requests, or questions to svc.support@anynines.com.


Contact our sales team to learn more about commercial licenses and support at data-services.anynines.com/sales.

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