scylla.yaml

scylla.yaml is equivalent to the Apache Cassandra cassandra.yaml configuration file, and it is compatible for relevant parameters. Below is a subset of scylla.yaml with parameters you are likely to update. For full list of parameters, look at the file itself.

# The name of the cluster. This is mainly used to prevent machines in
# one logical cluster from joining another.
cluster_name: 'Test Cluster'

# This defines the number of tokens randomly assigned to this node on the ring
# The more tokens, relative to other nodes, the larger the proportion of data
# that this node will store. You probably want all nodes to have the same number
# of tokens assuming they have equal hardware capability.
#
# If you already have a cluster with 1 token per node, and wish to migrate to
# multiple tokens per node, see http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/Operations
num_tokens: 256

# Directory where Scylla should store data on disk.
data_file_directories:
    - /var/lib/scylla/data

# commit log.  when running on magnetic HDD, this should be a
# separate spindle than the data directories.
commitlog_directory: /var/lib/scylla/commitlog

# seed_provider class_name is saved for future use.
# seeds address are mandatory!
seed_provider:
    # Addresses of hosts that are deemed contact points.
    # Scylla 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
      parameters:
          # seeds is actually a comma-delimited list of addresses.
          # Ex: "<ip1>,<ip2>,<ip3>"
          - seeds: "127.0.0.1"

# Address or interface to bind to and tell other Scylla nodes to connect to.
# You _must_ change this if you want multiple nodes to be able to communicate!
#
# Setting listen_address to 0.0.0.0 is always wrong.
listen_address: localhost

# Address to broadcast to other Scylla nodes
# Leaving this blank will set it to the same value as listen_address
# broadcast_address: 1.2.3.4

# port for the CQL native transport to listen for clients on
# For security reasons, you should not expose this port to the internet.  Firewall it if needed.
native_transport_port: 9042

# Uncomment to enable experimental features
# experimental: true

By default scylla.yaml is located at /etc/scylla/scylla.yaml. Note that the file will open as read only unless you edit it as the root user or by using sudo.

scylla.yaml required settings

The following configuration items must be set

Item Content
cluster_name Name of the cluster, all the nodes in the cluster must have the same name
seeds Seed nodes are used during startup to bootstrap the gossip process and join the cluster
listen_address IP address that the Scylla use to connect to other Scylla nodes in the cluster
rpc_address IP address of interface for client connections (Thrift, CQL)

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