Stargate can be installed alongside an existing Cassandra cluster using a virtual machine or bare metal.
[Optional] Make sure Cassandra is up and running. Stargate requires authentication, so be sure to enable it in the cassandra.yaml file. If you don’t have a cluster running, use these instructions to install Cassandra 3.11.
Next, prepare a virtual machine to install Stargate on. You’ll need to be sure Java 8 is installed.
Once you have a machine ready, download the Stargate zip file. This file will provide the jar files that are required to run Stargate. A typical method is using wget:
Unzip the files:
Make sure that
port 7000 is open on the Stargate machine. This port is the
default inter-node communication port that Cassandra and Stargate use to
Now start Stargate using the
starctl command, the main command for starting
and configuring Stargate:
./starctl --cluster-name <cluster name> \ --cluster-seed <seed node to connect to> \ --cluster-version <version> \ --listen <ip address for stargate to listen on> \ --dc <data center name> \ --rack <rack name of node to connect to> \ --dse #for DSE only, delete for Cassandra \ --enable-auth
./starctl --cluster-name stargate_test_cluster \ --cluster-seed 172.31.29.170 \ --cluster-version 4.0 \ --listen 172.31.29.175 \ --dc DC1 \ --rack RACK1 \ --enable-auth
stargate_test_clusteris the name of the Cassandra cluster
172.31.29.170is the IP address of the Cassandra node
172.31.29.175is the IP address of the Stargate node (Stargate uses this IP address to broadcast itself, to join a Cassandra cluster as a coordinator node)
DC1is the name of the data center of the Cassandra node
RACK1is the name of the data center of the Cassandra node The full set of options are described in the
If you are unsure of the datacenter and rack, run
After a few seconds, you should see that Stargate has started. You will see log output in your terminal display. If you get a binding error, then you may have tried to start Stargate incorrectly and the process is still running. Terminate that process and start it again.
That’s it! You are ready to try a Stargate QuickStart.