nodetool utility is a command-line utility that comes out of the box with Cassandra. You can access it from
$CASSANDRA_HOME/bin/nodetool. It communicates with JMX to perform operational and monitoring tasks exposed by MBeans. It is much easier to use than JConsole. We have already seen a bit of
nodetool in the previous chapter. The
nodetool utility is a great tool for administration and monitoring. The following section will discuss some of the useful functionalities of
nodetool. Most of the
nodetool commands are obvious and can be easily learned by reading the help text. Unfortunately, there is no help option, but it prints help messages anyway.
The following screenshot shows how to invoke methods via JConsole: