DataStax OpsCenter Documentation

Introduction to OpsCenter

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

  • Create Cluster: create a cluster.
  • Add a cluster: add 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.
  • Software update notification - be notified when an upgrade to OpsCenter or Cassandra or DSE on any of your clusters is available. The actual upgrade processes will be manual. When a new version is available a link at the top of the Dashboard appears. Clicking on it displays a dialog with a link to the new version of the software.
  • Cluster: see your cluster from different perspectives and perform certain maintenance operations on cluster nodes.
  • Cluster administration: add, modify, or remove a cluster from OpsCenter. Available in OpsCenter Enterprise Edition only.
  • 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: configure alert thresholds for a number of Cassandra cluster-wide, column family, and operating system metrics. Available in OpsCenter Enterprise Edition only.
  • Scehma: create and manage keyspaces and the column families within them.
  • Data backups - visually take, schedule, and manage backups across all registered clusters. Restore to clusters from backups. Available in OpsCenter Enterprise Edition only.
  • Data Explorer: browse through column family data.
  • Event Log: view the most recent OpsCenter log events, such as OpsCenter startup and shutdown.