I'm currently working on a cluster with DataStax Enterprise 6.8, but the address part of the picture is showing up as localhost (

How can I get it to show the actual IPv4 address?

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It sounds like you have left the default configuration which means that the DSE process defaults to listening for requests on localhost in cassandra.yaml.

The listen_address is used for private node-to-node (internode) communication so on multi-NIC servers, this is set to the node's IP address.

Clients (applications) connect to DSE nodes on the native_transport_address so this is set to a public IP address that clients can reach.

In cassandra.yaml, set:

listen_address: private_ip
native_transport_address: public_ip

For servers which only have one network card, you can set both properties to the same IP address. Cheers!

  • I have DSE6.8 on each of my 3 machines using Virtual box, and I had PriateIP in all those 2 settings in cassandra.yaml, so I will try it. Thanks.
    – Youjie
    Aug 28, 2022 at 12:17
  • Hi Erick One unit started up fine, but when I brought up the second unit it did not connect properly, I got an error saying Connect Refused. Anything else I should be aware of? The seed node has a private IP of node1. It is a virtualbox so the public IP is common.
    – Youjie
    Aug 29, 2022 at 12:16

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