DataStax OpsCenter Documentation

Introduction to OpsCenter

At the top of every functional area of OpsCenter, you can access these functions:

  • Add a cluster, the dialog for adding multiple clusters to OpsCenter to monitor. Available in OpsCenter Enterprise Edition only.
  • Feedback, an online form that sends your evaluation of OpsCenter or any comments to us.
  • Report, information about clusters that OpsCenter manages in PDF format.

OpsCenter is divided into these main functional areas:

  • Overview - Survey each cluster's Dashboard in this condensed view. Displayed when multiple clusters are present.
  • Dashboard - View graphs of the most commonly watched Cassandra performance metrics.
  • Cluster views - See your cluster from different perspectives and perform certain maintenance operations on cluster nodes.
  • Cluster administration - Available in OpsCenter Enterprise Edition only. Add, modify, or remove a cluster from OpsCenter.
  • Performance - Monitor a number of Cassandra cluster performance metrics. Real-time and historical performance metrics are available at different granularities: cluster-wide, per node, or per column family.
  • Alerts - Available in OpsCenter Enterprise Edition only. Configure alert thresholds for a number of Cassandra cluster-wide, column family, and operating system metrics.
  • Data Backups - Available in OpsCenter Enterprise Edition only. Visually take, schedule, and manage backups across all registered clusters.
  • Data Modeling - Define new keyspaces and column families.
  • Data Explorer - Browse through column family data.
  • Event Log - View the most recent OpsCenter log events, such as OpsCenter start-up and shutdown.