Starting Cassandra as a service 

Start the Cassandra Java server process for packaged installations.

Start the Cassandra Java server process for packaged installations.

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

Procedure

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.