Creating a Cluster

Creating and maintaining a Cassandra Cluster is what Instaclustr is here for!

 

1. To get started, after setting up your user account navigate to the Cluster Details page and click the Create Cassandra Cluster button.

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2. Choose a cluster configuration matching your performance and pricing requirements. If you are expecting a sizeable load on the cluster, we recommend using SSD-backed instances, if supported by the infrastructure provider. They are the most cost-effective for high throughput applications. Instaclustr recommends that cluster nodes are allocated across all racks within a data centre, and that the allocation be evenly distributed. This ensures stability, fault-tolerance and consistent performance.

Instaclustr will automatically add the IP address of your computer to the cluster firewall. If you do not want to allow access from this IP address, toggle the checkbox. Additional addresses may be added or removed at any time.

Note: Instaclustr detects the IP address of the computer used to access the Dashboard. Certain web proxies may interfere with this mechanism and Instaclustr will see their IP address instead. We suggest you verify the detected address.

Once you are happy with the configuration of your cluster, click the Create Cluster button.

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This form requires:

  • Your cluster name
  • The infrastructure provider
  • Data centre
  • Node size
  • Rack allocation

 

 

3. Provisioning a cluster can take some time depending on the responsiveness of the underlying cloud provider. All status messages will be displayed along with the progress of the cluster creation on the Clusters page. You are now finished creating your Cassandra cluster, congratulations! 

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Contact us at support@instaclustr.com if there is any issue in provisioning your cluster.
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