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Move or Add a Monitoring or Backup Agent¶
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When you deploy MongoDB as a replica set or sharded cluster on a group of servers, Ops Manager selects a server to run the Monitoring Agent. If you enable Ops Manager Backup, Ops Manager also selects a server to run the Backup Agent.
You can move the Monitoring and Backup Agents to different servers in the deployment. You might choose to do this, for example, if you are terminating a server.
You can add additional Monitoring Agents to provide failover and to distribute monitoring assignments. To distribute monitoring assignments, you must run Monitoring Agent version 5.0.0 or higher. For more information, see Multiple Monitoring Agents.
You can add additional Backup Agents as hot standbys for high availability. If you run multiple Backup Agents, only one Backup Agent in your group’s deployment is the primary agent and performs backups. Any other agents are standbys.
Move a Monitoring or Backup Agent to a Different Server¶
To move an agent to a new server, you install a new instance of the agent on the target server, and then remove the agent from its original server.
Click Deployment, then Servers.¶
Ops Manager displays each provisioned server that is currently running one or more agents.