LCM Configuration Known Issues and Limitations

The items below are common known issues that might occur when configuring DataStax Enterprise clusters in Lifecycle Manager (LCM). Wherever possible, workarounds are included.

Encrypted DSE configuration values 

Lifecycle Manager is not currently compatible with DSE Transparent data encryption. If data encryption is enabled on a DSE cluster, it must be disabled prior to importing a cluster into LCM. See Encrypting configuration file properties. Similarly, secret fields in configuration profiles are not encrypted during storage and are returned in API responses to clients that have permission to read configuration profiles. This behavior for configuration profiles is in contrast to secret fields stored on other models such as ssh credentials, repositories, and clusters in that secret fields are encrypted and not returned to API clients.

Authentication scheme limitations 

Internal authentication must be the primary authentication scheme. See Authentication scheme limitations in LCM for complete details.

DSE Graph properties (DSE 5.0.1+ only) 

DSE Graph configuration in dse.yaml, which is configurable through LCM Config Profiles. All Graph properties in dse.yaml can be managed through the LCM UI with the exception of gremlin_server.serializers and gremlin_server.scriptEngines. If you are using LCM and need to customize these properties, be sure to leverage the LCM API to make the changes. Future changes to the Config Profile using the LCM UI will retain properties set through the API.