Data center setup

The mechanism for defining a data center depends on the snitch you specify in cassandra.yaml. Take a look at the previous chapter if you need a refresher on the various types of snitches. You'll recall that the snitch's role is to tell Cassandra what your network topology looks like, so it can know how to place replicas across your cluster. When configuring a snitch, it's important to make sure that the data centers resolved by the snitch match those in your schema.

With this in mind, let's take a closer look at what configuration looks like for each of the snitch options.


There really isn't any configuration to perform on the RackInferringSnitch, as long as your IP addressing scheme matches your topology. Specifically, ...

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