Installing DSE OpsCenter 6.8 from the RPM package

For a complete list of supported platforms, see OpsCenter Supported Platforms.

The CentOS, RHEL, and OL OpsCenter packaged releases create an opscenter user. OpsCenter runs as a service and runs as the opscenter user. The service initialization script is located in /etc/init.d.

If the OpsCenter machine reboots, OpsCenter restarts automatically. To disable, restart upon reboot:

sudo update-rc.d opscenterd disable


Minimum hardware requirements for the machine on which OpsCenter runs:

  • 2 CPU cores

  • 2 GB of RAM available to OpsCenter

Permission and software requirements:

  • Yum package management utility.

  • Latest build of a TCK (Technology Compatibility Kit) Certified OpenJDK version 8 or Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 (JRE or JDK). Earlier or later versions are not supported. See installing the OpenJDK or Oracle JDK.

    Although Oracle JRE/JDK 8 is supported, DataStax does more extensive testing on OpenJDK 8. This change is due to the end of public updates for Oracle JRE/JDK 8.

    Use OpsCenter Lifecycle Manager to automatically manage Java and JCE installs for DSE clusters.

  • DataStax recommends using a recent version of one of the major web browsers. OpsCenter does not support Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.


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In a terminal window:

  1. Add the DataStax Yum repository in the /etc/yum.repos.d/datastax.repo file.

    name = DataStax Repository
    baseurl =
    enabled = 1
    gpgcheck = 0

    Set the gpgcheck=1 to perform a GPG signature check.

  2. If you have enabled signature verification (gpgcheck=1), import the repository key:

    sudo rpm --import
  3. Install the OpsCenter package:

    sudo yum install opscenter

    If you are installing an earlier version of OpsCenter, add the supported version to the command:

    sudo yum install -y opscenter-6.8.version_number
  4. For most users, the out-of-box configuration should work just fine. If necessary, you can configure OpsCenter for your environment.

  5. Start OpsCenter:

    sudo service opscenterd start
  6. Connect to OpsCenter in a web browser using the following URL:


Next Steps

Add an existing cluster or provision a new cluster in Lifecycle Manager.

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