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 ...