Manually deploying agents - RPM

Installs agents on Linux nodes using Yum 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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In a terminal for both 32- and 64-bit systems:

  1. Add the DataStax Yum repository in the /etc/yum.repos.d/datastax.repo file.
    name = DataStax Repository
    baseurl =
    enabled = 1
    gpgcheck = 0
  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
  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