Apache Cassandra™ 1.2

Installing DataStax Community on RHEL-based systems

Install using Yum repositories on RHEL, CentOS, and Oracle Linux.

Note: To install on SUSE, use the Cassandra binary tarball distribution.

For a complete list of supported platforms, see DataStax Community – Supported Platforms.

Prerequisites

The packaged releases create a cassandra user. When starting Cassandra as a service, the service runs as this user.

Procedure

In a terminal window:

  1. Check which version of Java is installed by running the following command:
    java -version
    
    Use the latest version of Java 6 or 7 on all nodes.
  2. Add the DataStax Community repository to the /etc/yum.repos.d/datastax.repo:
    [datastax] 
    name = DataStax Repo for Apache Cassandra
    baseurl = http://rpm.datastax.com/community
    enabled = 1
    gpgcheck = 0
  3. Install the latest package:
    $ sudo yum install dsc12-1.2.10-1 cassandra12-1.2.10-1
    Note: To install prior versions of 1.2, use this format: $ sudo yum install dsc12-1.2.x-1 cassandra12-1.2.x-1.

Results

The distribution of Cassandra is ready for configuration.