Cassandra Failed to connect Error: [SOLVED]

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Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for solving the error: Failed to connect to ‘’: Connection refused.
  • I’ll be working from both Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 servers, and I’ll be logged in as root.
Error While Using Cassandra’s ‘nodetool’
This error may occur when using the ‘nodetool’ command, such as in the following example: nodetool status For both CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 search the following configuration file: vim /etc/cassandra/default.conf/ For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor Search for: JVM_OPTS="$JVM_OPTS -Djava.rmi.server.hostname= Which for my search resulted in: # add this if you're having trouble connecting: # JVM_OPTS="$JVM_OPTS -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=<public name>" Uncomment the second line, and add the hostname of your server or the IP address which you’re connecting to/from. In this case, replacing <public name> with resolved the issue, because we are connecting to/from that IP address. Then exit and save the file with the command: wq Then, restart Cassandra: systemctl restart cassandra
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