Installing DSE OpsCenter 6.1 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.


Minimum hardware requirements for the machine on which OpsCenter runs:
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 2 GB of RAM available to OpsCenter

Permission and software requirements:

  • Latest build of a Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) Certified OpenJDK version 8 or Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 (JRE or JDK). 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.
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  1. Download the tarball distribution of OpsCenter.

    To install the latest version:

    curl -L | tar xz
    To install earlier versions, add the version number in the above command. For example:
    curl -L | 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:
    Note: Use bin/opscenter -f to start OpsCenter in the foreground.
  4. Connect to OpsCenter in a web browser using the following URL:

What's next

Add an existing cluster or provision a new cluster in Lifecycle Manager.