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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: EC2 zones, snitches and vnodes
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:00:26 GMT
On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:38 AM, Alain RODRIGUEZ <> wrote:

> I read that we can use different A-Z to be more "crash tolerant".
> Basically, using a RF=3 and placing servers into different zones like
> node1-zoneA node2-zoneB node3-zoneC node4-zoneA... As replicas are placed
> to the next server in the ring we can manage to have a replica in each zone
> and for each replica. So all the data is present in the 3 zones (A, B and
> C).
> Is there a way to achieve this exact same result using vnodes ? Would it
> be possible, using EC2Snitch (or EC2MultiRegionSnitch) and vnodes, to make
> sure to spread replicas among available A-Z automatically ?

And especially...

tl;dr - status quo NTS is probably fine and does more or less what you need
it to do, caveated by 3810. But in theory far future versions of cassandra
might have slightly improved functionality.


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