Attaching to a container

Attach to the DSE container and run commands or monitor the system.

Use the docker exec -it <container_name> command to attach to a container and run DataStax Enterprise (DSE) tools and other operations.

Opening an interactive bash shell

If the container is running in the background (using the -d option), use the following command to open an interactive bash shell:

docker exec -it <container_name> bash

To exit the shell without stopping the container, type exit.

Opening an interactive CQL shell (cqlsh)

Use the following command to open the cqlsh prompt.

docker exec -it <container_name> cqlsh

To exit the shell without stopping the container, use Ctrl + P + Q.

Viewing logs

View DSE logs using the docker log command.

docker logs my-dse

Using DSE tools

Use the docker exec command to run other tools. For example:

docker exec -it my-dse nodetool status

See the DSE documentation for further information.