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
Note: Cassandra 3.8 and later: Startup is aborted if corrupted transaction log files are found and the affected log files are logged. See the log files for information on resolving the situation.
On Enterprise Linux systems, the Cassandra service runs as a java process.