Apache Cassandra 0.8 Documentation

Installing and Initializing a Cassandra Cluster

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Installing and initializing a Cassandra cluster involves installing the Cassandra software on each node, and configuring each node so that it is prepared to join the cluster (see Planning a Cassandra Cluster Deployment for considerations on choosing the right configuration options for your environment). After each node is installed and configured, start each node sequentially beginning with the seed node(s).