Use a remote database for Scylla Manager¶
When you install Scylla Manager, it installs a local instance of Scylla to use as it’s database. You are not required to use the local instance and can use Scylla Manager with a remote database.
- Scylla cluster to be used as Scylla Manager data store.
scylla-manager package is a meta package that pulls both Scylla and Scylla Manager packages.
If you do not intend to use the local Scylla instance you may remove it.
sudo yum remove scylla-enterprise -y
- Remove related packages, this would also remove Scylla Manager.
sudo yum autoremove -y
- Install Scylla Manager client and server packages.
sudo yum install scylla-manager-client scylla-manager-server -y
Scylla Manager configuration file
/etc/scylla-manager/scylla-manager.yaml contains a database configuration section.
# Scylla Manager database, used to store management data. database: hosts: - 127.0.0.1 # Database credentials. # user: user # password: password # Database connection timeout. # timeout: 600ms # Keyspace for management data, for create statement see /etc/scylla-manager/create_keyspace.cql.tpl. # keyspace: scylla_manager # replication_factor: 1
Using an editor open the file and change relevant parameters.
- Edit the
hostsparameter, change the IP address to the IP address or addressees of the remote cluster.
- If authentication is needed, uncomment and edit the
- If the remote cluster contains more than one node, uncomment and edit the
replication_factorparameter to match the required replication factor. Note that this would use a simple replication strategy (SimpleStrategy). If you want to use different replication strategy, create
scylla_managerkeyspace (or other matching the
keyspaceparameter) yourself. Refer to Scylla Architecture - Fault Tolerance for more information on replication.
Sample configuration of Scylla Manager working with a remote cluster with authentication and replication factor 3 could look like this.
database: hosts: - 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 user: user password: password replication_factor: 3