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Learning Cassandra for Administrators by Vijay Parthasarathy

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Downloading/choosing binaries to install

Install Oracle JRE from oracle.com, where you can find the latest JRE to be installed. Download the binaries from http://cassandra.apache.org/download/. You have the choice of installing a Ubuntu or tar package from the site. DataStax has an installation package, which is distributed at http://www.datastax.com/download.

Follow the instructions and get it installed; once installed, you will find the following files in the respective locations:

  • Configuration directory:/etc/cassandra/conf or {CASSANDRA_HOME}/conf
  • Cassandra packaged installs: /etc/cassandra/conf
  • Cassandra binary installs:<install_location>/conf
  • DataStax Enterprise packaged installs:/etc/dse/cassandra

Configuring cassandra-env.sh

It is advisable to ...

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