What does ifconfig say? use eth0 or eth1's IP or whatever is static.  And on that note, setup a static IP ( versus dhcp based ) it will make stopping/starting easier.

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM, kohanm <kohan.massoud@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks Rob.
Now I am getting  listen_address in cassandra.yaml errors
I mentioned before the Cassandra runs on VM VitualBox on windows 7 machine.
On the ERROR text I changed the real ip address to  "MymachineIP".
What should I put on the listen_address:  in cassandra.yaml file?
Thanks.

 short output:

INFO 12:55:45,372 Cassandra version: 1.2.8
 INFO 12:55:45,382 Thrift API version: 19.36.0
 INFO 12:55:45,382 CQL supported versions: 2.0.0,3.0.5 (default: 3.0.5)
 INFO 12:55:45,677 Loading persisted ring state
 INFO 12:55:45,696 Starting up server gossip
 INFO 12:55:45,861 Enqueuing flush of Memtable-local@28263177(251/251 serialized/live bytes, 9 ops)
 INFO 12:55:45,866 Writing Memtable-local@28263177(251/251 serialized/live bytes, 9 ops)
 INFO 12:55:45,961 Completed flushing /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/local/system-local-ic-18-Data.db (240 bytes) for commitlog position ReplayPosition(segmentId=1375991740291, position=53949)
 INFO 12:55:46,663 GC for Copy: 292 ms for 1 collections, 7605200 used; max is 253558784
ERROR 12:55:46,994 Fatal configuration error
org.apache.cassandra.exceptions.ConfigurationException: Unable to bind to address /MymachineIP:7000. Set listen_address in cassandra.yaml to an interface you can bind to, e.g., your private IP address on EC2
    at org.apache.cassandra.net.MessagingService.getServerSocket(MessagingService.java:444)
    at org.apache.cassandra.net.MessagingService.listen(MessagingService.java:390)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageService.joinTokenRing(StorageService.java:589)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageService.initServer(StorageService.java:554)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageService.initServer(StorageService.java:451)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.setup(CassandraDaemon.java:348)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.activate(CassandraDaemon.java:447)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.main(CassandraDaemon.java:490)
Unable to bind to address /MymachineIP:7000. Set listen_address in cassandra.yaml to an interface you can bind to, e.g., your private IP address on EC2
Fatal configuration error; unable to start server.  See log for stacktrace.
ERROR 12:55:47,059 Exception in thread Thread[StorageServiceShutdownHook,5,main]
java.lang.NullPointerException
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageService.stopRPCServer(StorageService.java:321)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageService.shutdownClientServers(StorageService.java:370)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageService.access$000(StorageService.java:88)
    at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageService$1.runMayThrow(StorageService.java:519)
    at org.apache.cassandra.utils.WrappedRunnable.run(WrappedRunnable.java:28)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)