Accessing OpsCenter Lifecycle Manager

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The Lifecycle Manager (LCM) interface opens in a separate browser tab from the OpsCenter interface. After completing an install job using LCM, return to the OpsCenter interface in the other browser tab to view metrics and other information about the recently installed cluster.

In addition to the web interface, every aspect of LCM can be automated using the LCM API.


Lifecycle Manager performs provisioning and system configuration actions, which requires secrets such as SSH credentials and DSE user passwords.


  1. Access Lifecycle Manager using one of the following options:

    • Initial launch: When first launching OpsCenter, the Welcome to DSE OpsCenter dialog displays. Click Create a new cluster. Lifecycle Manager launches in another browser tab.

    • Subsequent launch: Click Lifecycle Manager from the OpsCenter navigation menu.

      Accessing Lifeycle Manager requires the Admin role if OpsCenter authentication is enabled. If the Lifecycle Manager menu is gray and unavailable, contact your OpsCenter admin.

      LCM menu option disabled when OpsC auth enabled and user not Admin role

    Within OpsCenter Lifecycle Manager, click OpsCenter Monitoring to return to monitoring DSE clusters in DSE OpsCenter.

  2. If Lifecycle Manager is open in multiple browser windows or tabs, a dialog displays with the following options:

    • Click LifeCycle Manager to reopen Lifecycle Manager.

    • Click Reload the page to open OpsCenter for monitoring.

    • Click Go Back to return to the Welcome to DSE OpsCenter dialog.

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