Before Installation of Cassandra , we need to go through some prerequisites. Below are the steps provided to install Cassandra on Linux environments.

Prerequisites

Ensure that you have latest version of Java

 

  • Java 1.8
  • Python 2.7

 

1. Check the version of JDK in your linux system

2. If Java software is already existing then it should show like below

>> If you dont have the above, then go to Oracle Java SE Downloads, accept the license agreement, and download the installer for your distribution.

>> Download the rpm package for linux and give the below command.

>> Once after the installation you need to set the path for JAVA home location.

3. Verify the Java installation again

4. Create a User called Cassandra

5. Create home directory for cassandra

6. You need to set the path for Cassandra home location

 

Installation Procedure

1. Download Apache Cassandra 3.0 from http://cassandra.apache.org/download/

2. Use the following command to untar:

3. Move all the contents from apache-cassandra-3.0.13 to /cassandra

4. To configure Cassandra, go to the conf directory:

5. Single-node cluster installations only.

a. Start Cassandra:

NOTE: use -f to start Cassandra in the foreground

b. Verify Cassandra is running: