Deploying a sharded cluster

In the following example, we are only using the configuration file option. If you are interested in the equivalent command-line options, see the tutorial on deploying a sharded cluster ( Here is the list of servers that are used in this walkthrough:

  • ed will be configured as a config server as part of replica set config1
  • fred will host the sweetscomplete database and a shard from the purchases collection
  • zed will host a shard from the purchases collection

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Deploy the config server replica set: Follow the same procedure that was outlined previously in the section on replication. The only ...

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