Adding, decommissioning, repairing a DSE search node 

Steps to add, decommission nodes, and repair DSE search nodes.

To add, decommission, or repair a DSE Search node, use the same methods as you would for a Cassandra node.


  • To increase the number of DSE Search nodes in a data center, add a search node to the cluster, and then use OpsCenter to rebalance the cluster.

    The default DSESimpleSnitch automatically puts the DSE Search nodes in the same data center.

  • To repair a DSE Search node, see Repairing nodes in the Cassandra documentation.

    DataStax recommends using the subrange repair method.

  • To decommission a DSE Search node, see Removing a node in the Cassandra documentation.