Installing OpsCenter from the Debian package

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

Install DataStax 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


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.
  • Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 (JRE or JDK) or OpenJDK 8. Earlier or later versions are not supported. See installing the Oracle JDK or OpenJDK.
    Tip: 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.


In a terminal window:

  1. Modify the aptitude repository source list file (/etc/apt/sources.list.d/datastax.sources.list).
    $ echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/datastax.sources.list

    where dsa_email_address and password are your DataStax Academy account credentials.

    Attention: Depending on your environment, you might need to URL-encode the at sign @ character in your email address by replacing it with %40. URL-encode any other characters in your username or password that are non-ASCII characters. Escape any character in your password that is used in your operating system's command line, such as bang \! or pipe \|.

    Example username:password:$$word!

    Properly encoded and escaped:\!

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

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:

What's next

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