V11 SP8

Adding a Client for Cassandra

After you install the Cassandra Agent, configure a client for the Cassandra database instance, and then configure the Cassandra nodes.

The client is the interface that you use to manage the Cassandra cluster. When you add a client, you specify the instance that represents the Cassandra cluster that you want to protect.


  1. From the CommCell Bowser, right-click <Client Computers, point to New Client > Distributed Apps, and then click Cassandra.

    The Create Cassandra Client dialog box appears.

  2. On the General tab, enter the Cassandra cluster details.
    1. In the Client Name box, type the name.
    2. In the Instance Name box, type the name that represents the Cassandra cluster in the CommCell Console.
    3. From the Coordinator Node list, select the Cassandra node that the Commvault software connects to, and uses for managing and initiating Cassandra node data protection operations.
    4. In the CQL Host box, type the IP address of the node the software uses for Cassandra CQL connections.
    5. In the Cassandra Gateway CQL Port  box, type the port that the software uses for Cassandra CQL connections.

      The default is 9042.

    6. By default, the software uses the root user to connect to Cassandra on the CQL host. To use a different user, next to Cassandra Gateway User, click Change, and then enter the user credentials.
    7. In the Gateway Java path box, type the full path to the Cassandra gateway node Java installation path, for example, /opt/java/jre1.8.0_91/bin.

      Note: When you specify the Java path, and the data directory, do not end the path with the "/".

  3. On the Storage Device tab, on the Data Storage Policy tab, from the Storage Policy used by default subclient list, select the storage policy.
  4. Click OK.


The software creates the following entities:

  • The client
  • An instance with the name that you specified
  • A default subclient

After you configure your Cassandra nodes, you can perform the backup and restore operations on the default subclient.

What to Do Next

Configure your Cassandra nodes.