Installing DSE OpsCenter 6.7 from the Debian package

Install DSE OpsCenter using APT repositories on Debian or Ubuntu distributions.

Install DSE OpsCenter using APT repositories on Debian or Ubuntu distributions.

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

The OpsCenter Debian and Ubuntu packaged releases runs as a service from root. 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

Prerequisites

Minimum hardware requirements for the machine on which OpsCenter runs:
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 2 GB of RAM available to OpsCenter

Permission and software requirements:

  • APT Package Manager is installed.
  • OpenJDK 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.
    Attention: 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.

Procedure

In a terminal window:

  1. Modify the aptitude repository source list file (/etc/apt/sources.list.d/datastax.sources.list).
    echo "deb https://DSA_email_address:downloads_key@debian.datastax.com/enterprise \
    stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/datastax.sources.list

    where DSA_email_address and downloads_key are your DataStax Academy email address and My Downloads Key. Depending on your environment, you might need to replace @ in your email address with %40 and escape any character in your password that is used in your operating system's command line. Examples: \! and \|.

    For backward compatibility, you can use your DataStax Academy Profile Name and password instead of your email address and Downloads Key.

  2. Add the DataStax repository key to your aptitude trusted keys:
    curl -L https://debian.datastax.com/debian/repo_key | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Install the OpsCenter package using the APT Package Manager:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install opscenter

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

    sudo apt-get install -y opscenter=6.7.version_number

For most users, the out-of-box configuration should work just fine. If necessary, you can configure OpsCenter for your environment.

  1. Start OpsCenter:
    sudo service opscenterd start
  2. Connect to OpsCenter in a web browser using the following URL:
    http://opscenter-host:8888/

What's next

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