Manually deploy DataStax Agents from a tarball

It is preferable to install DataStax Agents automatically. However, when automatic DataStax Agent installation is unsuccessful, manually install them.

This procedure uses a tarball to manually install DataStax Agents on nodes running DataStax Enterprise clusters. Use this procedure if your DataStax Enterprise (DSE) instance was also installed with a tarball. Otherwise, choose one of the following procedure types that does match:


  • The DataStax Enterprise cluster is up and running.

  • OpsCenter is installed and configured.

  • JMX connectivity is enabled on each node in the cluster.

  • SYSSTAT Utilities (needed for the collection of I/O metrics).

The location of the address.yaml file depends on the type of installation:

  • Package installations: /var/lib/datastax-agent/conf/address.yaml

  • Tarball installations: install_location/conf/address.yaml

The location of the opscenterd.conf file depends on the type of installation:

  • Package installations: /etc/opscenter/opscenterd.conf

  • Tarball installations: install_location/conf/opscenterd.conf


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In a terminal:

  1. Download the DataStax agent tarball and extract it:

    curl -L | tar xz
  2. Change into the agent directory:

    cd datastax-agent-version_number
  3. In address.yaml set stomp_interface to the IP address that OpsCenter is using. You might have to create the address.yaml file.

    echo "stomp_interface: reachable_opscenterd_ip" >> ./conf/address.yaml
  4. If SSL communication is enabled in opscenterd.conf, use SSL in address.yaml:

    echo "use_ssl: 1" >> ./conf/address.yaml
  5. Start the agent:


    Use the -f flag to run in the foreground.

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