Getting Started

Installing DataStax Community on Windows

Install Cassandra and OpsCenter on 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008.


Note: Windows 8 has not been tested.


  1. Download the Windows installer for your platform from Planet Cassandra.
  2. Follow the DataStax Community setup wizard to install. During installation, accept the options to automatically start the services. This option starts the DataStax server, OpsCenter, and OpsCenter agent automatically when the installation completes (and whenever the computer reboots).
  3. Accept the option to launch immediately.


    OpsCenter is displayed.

  4. If you have trouble:
    • OpsCenter does not start up:
      1. Check that the Cassandra and OpsCenter services are running. If not, start them in the Control Panel.


      2. Check that the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package is installed. If not, download and install the package from Microsoft.
    • The OpsCenter Agent service takes a long time to stop, be patient. Manually stopping the OpsCenter Agent service takes time.