Getting started with the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on GCP

How to locate and configure DDAC on the GCP Marketplace.

Prerequisites

Ensure you have an GCP subscription with enough resource quota to deploy a three-node cluster.

Procedure

To get DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ (DDAC) on the GCP Marketplace:
  1. Go to the GCP Marketplace.
  2. On the Google Cloud Platform page, search for "datastax".

    Search for datastax in search field
  3. Choose DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra (DDAC).

    The launch page appears:


    Choose the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra
  4. On the launch page, select the LAUNCH ON COMPUTE ENGINE button.

    The Configuration page appears:

    Launch on compute button to start your deployment
  5. On the Configuration page, complete the basic settings and then click Deploy.
    Table 1. Basic settings
    Field input Description
    Deployment name Unique name for your GCP project.
    DDAC SKU Determines configuration, level of support provided, and cost.
    GCP region Region for deploying your DDAC cluster.
    Name of DDAC cluster Cluster name.
    Name for DDAC datacenter A datacenter is a logical grouping of virtual machines (VM) within the cluster.
    Number of DDAC nodes (Max.20) Number of DDAC nodes.
    Machine Type for DDAC nodes The type of machine to use for provisioning DDAC nodes.
    Data Disk Size (GB) Disk size in gigabytes for storing Cassandra data.
    Public IP on DDAC nodes DDAC nodes have/use public IPs.
    Machine Type for devOps vm The type of machine to use for provisioning devOps virtual machines.
  6. After deployment completes, the details are displayed.

    Deployment details

What's next

The development virtual machine (DevOps VM) is a good place to get started with DDAC on GCP.

On the Deployment Manager page (shown above), click the IP address (http://IP-address:8080/ddac) for the DevOps VM web portal.

Figure 1: DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on GCP Marketplace

GCP architectural diagram