Using MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS)
Included in [MonogoDB Instance](MongoDB Instance.html) 1.4.5 and later, is the MongoDB Monitoring Service, a tool to help better understand the statistics and performance of your MongoDB instances and clusters.
Sign up for a MongoDB Monitoring Service account at https://mms.mongodb.com. Once you've signed up, visit the Administration > Group Settings page to get your
MongoDB Monitoring Service is pre-installed and ready to run when you provision your MongoDB SmartMachine.
To configure MMS, edit
/opt/local/share/mms-agent/settings.py and set the
mms_key value to the
API KEY from your MMS account settings page.
A video is also available from 10gen on configuring MMS: http://www.mongodb.com/blog/post/installing-mms-monitoring-less-5-minutes.
Once you have configured your settings you can start the service with the following command. You must be logged in as
root (or be using
# svcadm enable pkgsrc/mms-agent
Verify it is running with:
# svcs pkgsrc/mms-agent
After this is done you can configure your hosts in the [portal](https://mms.mongodb.com.
If you experience any issues you can check the MMS agent log file at