Apache Cassandra 1.1 Documentation

Initializing a Cassandra Cluster

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