Installing OpsCenter with a tarball on any Linux distribution

Install DSE OpsCenter on any Linux Distribution or Mac OS X using the OpsCenter binary tarball.

Install DSE OpsCenter on any Linux Distribution or Mac OS X using the OpsCenter binary tarball.
Note: Mac OS X is supported for development and testing purposes only.

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

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:

  • 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.

Procedure

  1. Download the tarball distribution of OpsCenter.

    To install the latest version:

    curl --user dsa_email_address:password -L \
    https://downloads.datastax.com/enterprise/opscenter.tar.gz | tar xz
    where dsa_email_address and password are your DataStax Academy account credentials.
    Attention: 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 \|.
    To install earlier versions, add the version number in the above command. For example:
    curl --user daenerys@ttargaryen.com:QueenOfDrag0ns -L \
    https://downloads.datastax.com/enterprise/opscenter-6.1.5.tar.gz | tar xz

    To view the available versions, see the OpsCenter Release Notes.

    Files for OpsCenter and a single DataStax agent are now in place.

  2. Change to the opscenter-version_number directory.
    cd opscenter-version_number
  3. Start OpsCenter from the install location:
    bin/opscenter
    Note: Use bin/opscenter -f to start OpsCenter in the foreground.
  4. 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.