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From Ben Ashton <...@bossastudios.com>
Subject Re: need help setting up production environment
Date Sat, 03 Sep 2011 22:19:33 GMT
Hi Jeremy,

I dont remember setting up snitch.

The servers are all in a VPC, the only thing I did was configure the seed IP
so all the nodes can see each other.

Ben

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 11:13 PM, Jeremy Hanna <jeremy.hanna1234@gmail.com>wrote:

> I would look at http://www.slideshare.net/mattdennis/cassandra-on-ec2
>
> Also, people generally do raid0 on the ephemerals.
>
> EBS is a bad fit for cassandra - see the presentation above.  However, that
> means you'll need to have a backup strategy, which is also mentioned in the
> presentation.
>
> Also are you using the ec2snitch or the property file snitch?
>
> On Sep 3, 2011, at 5:09 PM, Ben Ashton wrote:
>
> > I've been dropped in it a little and had to build a prod setup going live
> on monday.
> >
> > At the moment I have setup three server in EC2 US, one each AZ
> >
> > the servers are setup as follows:-
> >
> > m1.xlarge using the Amazons AMI instance storage image, the ephemerals 4
> x 420 GB setup in raid10 and formatted with xfs mounted as /cassandra with
> all the cassandra data in /cassandra
> >
> > I've got the ring setup with 33% on each server.
> >
> > I imagine I'd need to setup some EBS cassandra servers and insert them in
> the ring, so I have a persistence, would m.large be OK for this?
> >
> > I've been reading http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/ and
> http://www.datastax.com/docs/0.8/index but can anyone recommend a book I
> can buy this weekend or another web source for best practice?
> >
> > What are the best ways to stress test? stress.java?
>
>

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