During a recent K8ssandra certification preparation workshop, an attendee asked if OpsCenter can be used to manage a Cassandra cluster created by K8ssandra.
Unfortunately, no. OpsCenter only works with DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and cannot be used to manage open-source Apache Cassandra clusters.
Luckily, K8ssandra is a platform designed with all the day 2 tooling already bundled in. The features users are looking for in OpsCenter are supported out-of-the-box with K8ssandra:
- provisioning is already done by the cass-operator
- Reaper for automated repairs
- Medusa for managing backups and restores
- Metrics Collector (MCAC) for monitoring with Prometheus + Grafana