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From sankalp kohli <>
Subject Re: Auto Discovery of Hosts by Clients
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:32:42 GMT
With Auto discovery, you can provide the DC you are local to and it will
only use hosts from that.

On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Shahab Yunus <>wrote:

> Hello,
> I want my Thrift client(s) (using hector 1.1-3) to randomly connect to any
> node in the Cassandra (1.2.4) cluster.
> 1- One way is that I pass in a comma separated list of hosts and ports to
> the CassandraHostConfguration object.
> 2- The other option is that I configure the auto discovery of hosts
> (through setAutoDiscoverHost and related methods) on
> CassandraHostConfguration object while passing only one pair of host/port.
> Is one way better than another or both have their pros and cons according
> to the usecase. In case of 1, it can become unwieldy if the cluster grows.
> In number 2, would I have to be extra careful while adding/removing nodes
> (will it conflict with bootstrapping) or is it business as usual?
> I don't expect to have a multi-DC setup for near future but I believe that
> would be one consideration.
> Is there any other method that I am missing? Is it dependent or varies
> with the client API that I am using?
> Thanks a lot.
> Regards,
> Shahab

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