Configuring a Cassandra cluster

Now that you have a single node setup, you may start Cassandra by executing <cassandra_installation>/bin/cassandra for a tarball install or by running sudo service cassandra start for a repository install. (We'll see later in this chapter how to write a .init script for Cassandra and set it up to start on boot.) However, in order to get a Cassandra cluster working, a couple of configuration tweaks are required.

If you look at cassandra.yaml, you will find that it has the following six sections:

  • Cluster setup properties: These are basically startup properties, file location, ports, replica placement strategies, and internode communication settings.
  • Performance tuning properties: These help in setting up appropriate ...

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