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Re: Cassandra Upgrade with Different Protocol Version

Hello Anuj,

The 2nd workaround should work. As app will auto discover all the other nodes. Its the first contact with the node that app makes determines the protocol version. So if you remove the newer version nodes from the app configuration after the startup, it will auto discover the newer nodes as well.

Thank you,

On Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:45:39 GMT-7, Anuj Wadehra <anujw_2003@xxxxxxxxxxx.INVALID> wrote:


I woud like to know how people are doing rolling upgrade of Casandra clustes when there is a change in native protocol version say from 2.1 to 3.11. During rolling upgrade, if client application is restarted on nodes, the client driver may first contact an upgraded Cassandra node with v4 and permanently mark all old Casandra nodes on v3 as down. This may lead to request failures. Datastax recommends two ways to deal with this:

1. Before upgrade, set protocol version to lower protocol version. And move to higher version once entire cluster is upgraded.
2. Make sure driver only contacts upraded Cassandra nodes during rolling upgrade.

Second workaround will lead to failures as you may not be able to meet required consistency for some time.

Lets consider first workaround. Now imagine an application where protocol version is not configurable and code uses default protocol version. You can not apply first workaroud because you have to upgrade your application on all nodes to first make the protocol version configurable. How would you upgrade such a cluster without downtime? Thoughts?