Apache Cassandra™ 2.0

Starting Cassandra as a service

Start the Cassandra Java server process for packaged installations.

Startup scripts are provided in /etc/init.d. The service runs as the cassandra user.


You must have root or sudo permissions to start Cassandra as a service.

On initial start-up, each node must be started one at a time, starting with your seed nodes:
$ sudo service cassandra start
On Enterprise Linux systems, the Cassandra service runs as a java process.