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Getting started
Information about using DataStax Enterprise for Administrators.
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise.
DSE release notes
DataStax Enterprise release notes include cluster requirements, upgrade advice, components, security updates, changes and enhancements, issues, and resolved issues for DataStax Enterprise 6.8.x.
Bulk loader release notes
Release notes for DataStax Bulk Loader.
Kafka Connector release notes
Release notes for DataStax Apache Kafka Connector.
Cass Operator release notes
Cass Operator release notes.
Studio release notes
Release notes for DataStax Studio.
DataStax Enterprise 6.8 can be installed in a number of ways, depending on the purpose of the installation, the type of operating system, and the available permissions.
Information about configuring DataStax Enterprise, such as recommended production setting, configuration files, snitch configuration, start-up parameters, heap dump settings, using virtual nodes, and more.
Recommended production settings
Recommended settings for Linux platforms on DataStax Enterprise.
YAML and configuration properties
Information on how to configure DataStax Enterprise using the cassandra.yaml, dse.yaml, cassandra-rackdc.properties, and cassandra-topology.properties files.
Cloud provider snitches
Set up Ec2Snitch, Ec2MultiRegionSnitch, GoogleCloudSnitch, or CloudstackSnitch.
JVM system properties
Modify DataStax Enterprise system properties from the startup command line or file.
Choosing a compaction strategy
How to choose the best compaction strategy.
NodeSync service
Continuous background repair that virtually eliminates manual efforts to run repair operations in a DataStax cluster.
Using multiple network interfaces
Steps for configuring DataStax Enterprise for multiple network interfaces or when using different regions in cloud implementations.
Configuring gossip settings
Using the cassandra.yaml file to configure gossip.
Configuring the heap dump directory
Analyzing the heap dump file can help troubleshoot memory problems.
Configuring Virtual Nodes
Topics about setting up and enabling virtual nodes (vnodes).
Logging configuration
Topics about changing logging locations, setting logging levels, archiving logs, and CDC logging.
Initializing a DataStax Enterprise (DSE) cluster includes configuring, and choosing how the data is divided across the nodes in the cluster.
Initializing datacenters
Determine whether to use a single or multiple datacenter deployment per workload type.
Setting seed nodes for a single datacenter
Overview of setting seed nodes for a new datacenter.
Use cases for listen address
Various use cases and correct cassandra.yaml settings for listen_address.
Initializing single-token architecture datacenters
Deploy a single-token datacenter when not using virtual nodes (vnodes).
DataStax Enterprise 6.8 Security Guide.
Information on using DSE Analytics, DSEFS, DSE Search, DSE Graph, DSE Advanced Replication, DSE In-Memory, DSE Multi-Instance, DSE Tiered Storage and DSE Performance services.
DSE Analytics
DataStax Enterprise 6.8 Analytics includes integration with Apache Spark.
DSE Search
DSE Search allows you to quickly find data and provide a modern search experience for your users, helping you create features like product catalogs, document repositories, ad-hoc reporting engines, and more.
DataStax Graph
Documentation for developers and administrators on installing, configuring, and using the features and capabilities of DataStax Graph (DSG).
DSE Management Services
DSE Management Services automatically handle administration and maintenance tasks and assist with overall database cluster management.
NodeSync service
Continuous background repair that virtually eliminates manual efforts to run repair operations in a DataStax cluster.
DSE Advanced Replication
Documentation for configuring and using configurable distributed data replication.
DSE In-Memory
DataStax Enterprise includes DSE In-Memory for storing data to and accessing data exclusively from memory.
DSE Multi-Instance
Documentation for running multiple DataStax Enterprise nodes on a single host machine.
DSE Tiered Storage
Documentation for automating smart data movement across different types of storage media.
Tools include nodetool, dse, and dsefs shell commands, dsetool, fs-stress tool, pre-flight check, and yaml_diff tools, and the sstableloader.
DSE Metrics Collector
DSE Metrics Collector aggregates DSE metrics and integrates with centralized monitoring solutions to facilitate problem resolution and remediation.
Available commands for monitoring a cluster and performing routine database operations.
dse commands
The dse commands for starting the database and connecting an external client to a DataStax Enterprise node and performing common utility tasks.
dsefs shell commands
The DSEFS functionality supports operations including uploading, downloading, moving, and deleting files, creating directories, and verifying the DSEFS status.
A list of the available commands for DSE operations.
Stress tools
Tools for stress testing DataStax Enterprise.
SSTable tools
Available diagnostic tools for analyzing, using, upgrading, and changing DataStax Enterprise SSTables.
Preflight check tool
The preflight check tool is a collection of tests that detects and optionally fixes configuration settings on DataStax Enterprise nodes.
Compare yaml files
cluster_check and yaml_diff compare the differences between cassandra.yaml or dse.yaml files.
DataStax Enterprise operation topics, such as node and datacenter operations, changing replication strategies, configuring compaction and compression, caching, and tuning Bloom filters.
Starting and stopping DSE
You can start and stop DataStax Enterprise as a service or stand-alone process.
Adding or removing nodes, datacenters, or clusters
Information on adding or removing nodes, datacenters, or clusters.
Backing up and restoring data using the DSE Backup and Restore Service (beta)
DataStax Enterprise backs up data by taking a snapshot of all on-disk data files (SSTable files) stored in the data directory.
Backing up and restoring data using snapshots
DataStax Enterprise backs up data by taking a snapshot of all on-disk data files (SSTable files) stored in the data directory.
Repairing nodes
Repairing nodes makes sure data in every replica is consistent with other replicas.
Monitoring a DSE cluster
Information about performance characteristics, thread pool, read/write latency, table statistics, compaction metrics, and endpoint metrics.
Tuning the database
Tuning Java resources, Bloom filters, and configuring memtable thresholds to improve write performance.
Data caching
Configuring caches for optimal performance.
Compacting and compressing
Information on configuring and testing compaction and compression in DataStax Enterprise.
Materialized views maintenance guidelines
Guidelines for using DSE materialized views.
Migrating data to DSE
Methods to migrate data to DataStax Enterprise solutions.
Collecting node health and indexing scores
Steps to configure node health options, and commands to retrieve health and indexing scores.
Clearing data from DSE
Remove all data from any type of installation.
Hardware selection, estimating disk capacity, anti-patterns, cluster testing and more.