Installing Cassandra On Debian 10

Installing Java

Use the following commands to install java first

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y apt-transport-https ca-certificates wget dirmngr gnupg software-properties-common

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo add-apt-repository --yes

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y adoptopenjdk-8-hotspot

Use the following commands to check if you java is correctly installed

java -version

If you see something like the following, you are good to go

openjdk version "1.8.0_292"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (AdoptOpenJDK)(build 1.8.0_292-b10)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (AdoptOpenJDK)(build 25.292-b10, mixed mode)

Installing Cassandra

Use the following commands to install cassandra:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb 311x main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cassandra.list'

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y cassandra

Allow Other Hosts To Access Your Cassandra Database

By default cassandra is running on localhost, which means you can only access your cassandra database from the host where it is running. In order for you to access the cassandra database from other hosts, you’ll need to make the following three changes

First, change the listen_address (in my case, the external accessable IP address on my host is

# Address or interface to bind to and tell other Cassandra nodes to connect to.
# You _must_ change this if you want multiple nodes to be able to communicate!
# Set listen_address OR listen_interface, not both.
# Leaving it blank leaves it up to InetAddress.getLocalHost(). This
# will always do the Right Thing _if_ the node is properly configured
# (hostname, name resolution, etc), and the Right Thing is to use the
# address associated with the hostname (it might not be).
# Setting listen_address to is always wrong.

Second, change the rcp_address

# The address or interface to bind the Thrift RPC service and native transport
# server to.
# Set rpc_address OR rpc_interface, not both.
# Leaving rpc_address blank has the same effect as on listen_address
# (i.e. it will be based on the configured hostname of the node).
# Note that unlike listen_address, you can specify, but you must also
# set broadcast_rpc_address to a value other than
# For security reasons, you should not expose this port to the internet.  Firewall it if needed.

Finally, update the seed provider

# any class that implements the SeedProvider interface and has a
# constructor that takes a Map<String, String> of parameters will do.
    # Addresses of hosts that are deemed contact points.
    # Cassandra nodes use this list of hosts to find each other and learn
    # the topology of the ring.  You must change this if you are running
    # multiple nodes!
    - class_name: org.apache.cassandra.locator.SimpleSeedProvider
          # seeds is actually a comma-delimited list of addresses.
          # Ex: "<ip1>,<ip2>,<ip3>"
          - seeds: ""

Connect To Your Cassandra Database

To connect to your cassandra database from a client, do the following

caojx@cassandra-server:~$ cqlsh
Connected to Test Cluster at
[cqlsh 5.0.1 | Cassandra 3.11.12 | CQL spec 3.4.4 | Native protocol v4]
Use HELP for help.

If you see something similar, it means you have successfully deployed cassandra.