generatetokens

Pre-generates tokens for a datacenter with the given number of nodes using the token allocation algorithm. Useful in edge-cases when generated tokens needs to be known in advance of bootstrapping nodes. In nearly all cases it is best to just let the bootstrapping nodes automatically generate their own tokens. ref: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-16205

Usage

generatetokens -n NODES -t TOKENS –rf REPLICATION_FACTOR [–partitioner PARTITIONER] [–racks RACK_NODE_COUNTS]

-n,–nodes <arg> Number of nodes.
-t,–tokens <arg> Number of tokens/vnodes per node.
–rf <arg> Replication factor.
-p,–partitioner <arg> Database partitioner, either Murmur3Partitioner or RandomPartitioner.
–racks <arg> Number of nodes per rack, separated by commas. Must add up to the total node count. For example, ‘generatetokens -n 30 -t 8 –rf 3 –racks 10,10,10’ will generate tokens for three racks of 10 nodes each.

This command, if used, is expected to be run before the Cassandra node is first started. The output from the command is used to configure the nodes num_tokens setting in the cassandra.yaml

Example Output

Example usage and output is

$ tools/bin/generatetokens -n 9 -t 4 –rf 3 –racks 3,3,3

Generating tokens for 9 nodes with 4 vnodes each for replication factor 3 and partitioner Murmur3Partitioner Node 0 rack 0: [-6270077235120413733, -1459727275878514299, 2887564907718879562, 5778609289102954400] Node 1 rack 1: [-8780789453057732897, -3279530982831298765, 1242905755717369197, 8125606440590916903] Node 2 rack 2: [-7240625170832344686, -4453155190605073029, 74749827226930055, 4615117940688406403] Node 3 rack 0: [-5361616212862743381, -2369629129354906532, 2065235331718124379, 6952107864846935651] Node 4 rack 1: [-8010707311945038792, -692488724325792122, 3751341424203642982, 7538857152718926277] Node 5 rack 2: [-7625666241388691739, -3866343086718185897, 5196863614895680401, 8895780530621367810] Node 6 rack 0: [-5815846723991578557, -1076108000102153211, 1654070543717746788, 8510693485606142356] Node 7 rack 1: [-2824580056093102649, 658827791472149626, 3319453165961261272, 6365358576974945025] Node 8 rack 2: [-4159749138661629463, -1914678202616710416, 4905990777792043402, 6658733220910940338]