Manually deploy DataStax Agents from RPM

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

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


  • Root or sudo access to the machines where the DataStax Agents are installed.

  • The DataStax Enterprise cluster is up and running.

  • OpsCenter is installed and configured.

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


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


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


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In a terminal:

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

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

    Set 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 DataStax agent:

    sudo yum install datastax-agent

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

    sudo yum install datastax-agent-6.8.version-1
  4. In DataStax Agent configuration, 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" | sudo tee -a /var/lib/datastax-agent/conf/address.yaml
  5. If SSL communication is enabled in opscenterd.conf, use SSL in address.yaml:

    echo "use_ssl: 1" | sudo tee -a /var/lib/datastax-agent/conf/address.yaml
  6. Start the DataStax agent:

    sudo service datastax-agent start

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