Manually deploying agents - Debian

Installs agents on Linux nodes using APT packages.


  • Root or sudo access to the machines where the agents will be installed.
  • The DataStax Enterprise cluster is up and running.
  • OpsCenter is installed and configured.
  • JMX connectivity is enabled on each node in the cluster.
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  1. Add the DataStax repository to the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/datastax.sources.list file (if you have already not done so).
    echo "deb\
    stable main" | \
    sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/datastax.sources.list
  2. Add the DataStax repository key to your Aptitude trusted keys.
    curl -L | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Install the DataStax agent.
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install datastax-agent
  4. 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" | 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