DataStax Cassandra

Configure a DataStax Cassandra datasource with DataDirect connection on your GuardiumĀ® system.

Supported Authentication Methods

Authentication Supported
Local user Yes
Kerberos No
Mutual SSL Yes


Field Description
Host Name/IP Required. The hostname or IP address of the datasource.
Port number Required. Default value: 9042.
Database The name of the database.
Connection property Properties that must be included in the JDBC URL to establish a JDBC connection with the datasource. The required format is property1=value;property2=value, where each property and value pair is separated by a semicolon.
For examples, refer to the database vendor's JDBC documentation.
Custom URL The connection string to the datasource. When the custom URL is not provided, the datasource connection is made by using properties such as the hostname and port number.

CAS (Configuration Auditing System) database instance

If you are a CAS user, configure the CAS database instance.

Field Description
Account The name of the account owner.

Example: cassandra

Directory The name of the installation directory.

Define pipe separated variables for all DSE Cassandra datasources that run CAS scripts or templates.


/var/lib/cassandra | installpath=/var/lib/cassandra | logpath=/var/log/cassandra | compath=/usr/share/dse | CASSANDRA_CONF_PATH=/etc/dse/cassandra | DSE_CONF_PATH=/etc/dse

  • /var/lib/cassandra Is the home directory path for the Cassandra user. This entry is required.
  • installpath=/var/lib/cassandra Is the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) default installation location. For .tar files, use the path to the folder where DataStax Enterprise was extracted.
  • logpath=/var/log/cassandra Is the default path to the log file. This path can be modified.
  • compath=/usr/share/dse Is the default RPM path to the location of the components. The components are DSE Analytics, DSEFS, DSE Search, DSE Graph, DSE Advanced Replication, DSE In-Memory, DSE Multi-Instance, DSE Tiered Storage and DSE Performance services. The default .tar file path is $installpath/resources.
  • CASSANDRA_CONF_PATH=/etc/dse/cassandra Is the default RPM location of the configuration file. The default .tar file path is $installpath/resources/cassandra/conf.
  • DSE_CONF_PATH=/etc/dse Is the default RPM location. The default .tar file path is $installpath/resources/dse/conf.