nodetool status

Provide information about the cluster, such as the state, load, and IDs.


nodetool <options> status ( -r | --resolve-ip ) -- <keyspace\>

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Short Long Description



Hostname or IP address.



Port number.



Password file path.






Remote JMX agent username.



Show node names instead of IP addresses.


Name of keyspace.


Separates an option from an argument that could be mistaken for an option.


The status command provides the following information:

Status - U (up) or D (down)

Indicates whether the node is functioning or not.

State - N (normal), L (leaving), J (joining), M (moving), or S (stopped)

The state of the node in relation to the cluster.


The node’s URL.

Load - updates every 90 seconds

The amount of file system data under the cassandra data directory after excluding all content in the snapshots subdirectories. Because all SSTable data files are included, any data that is not cleaned up, such as TTL-expired cell or tombstoned data) is counted.


The number of tokens set for the node.


The percentage of the data owned by the node per datacenter times the replication factor. For example, a node can own 33% of the ring, but show 100% if the replication factor is 3.

If your cluster uses keyspaces having different replication strategies or replication factors, specify a keyspace when you run nodetool status to get meaningful ownership information.

Host ID

The network ID of the node.


The rack or, in the case of Amazon EC2, the availability zone of the node.


This example shows the output from running nodetool status.

nodetool status mykeyspace
Datacenter: datacenter1
|/ State=Normal/Leaving/Joining/Moving
--  Address    Load       Tokens  Owns    Host ID                               Rack
UN  47.66 KB   1       33.3%   aaa1b7c1-6049-4a08-ad3e-3697a0e30e10  rack1
UN  47.67 KB   1       33.3%   1848c369-4306-4874-afdf-5c1e95b8732e  rack1
UN  47.67 KB   1       33.3%   49578bf1-728f-438d-b1c1-d8dd644b6f7f  rack1

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