Verifying the Couchbase Server Installation
Testing the connection to Couchbase Server can be performed in a number of different ways.
Connecting to the Couchbase Server Web Console with a Web browser provides basic confirmation that a node is available.
On all platforms, you can access the Web Console by connecting to the embedded Web server on port 8091.
For example, if your server can be identified on your network as
serverA, you can access the Web Console by going to
(If you set up Couchbase Server on a port other than
8091, go to that specified port.) You should clear your browser’s cache before attempting to access to the Web Console.
If you are logged into the node itself, you can go to
You can also use the
couchbase-cli command to query node to confirm that it is available.
|The Web Console uses the same port as smart clients when communicating with Couchbase Server. If you can connect to the Web Console from a particular machine, then administration and database clients on the same machine can also connect to the core cluster port and perform operations. The Web Console will provide a warning if the Web browser loses connectivity to the node.|
cbworkloadgen command is a python program that performs basic operations (reads and writes) against the Couchbase Server cluster.
telnet only checks the memcached compatibility ports and the memcached text-only protocol.
- Testing With cbworkloadgen
cbworkloadgengenerates random data, then performs reads and writes of this data in Couchbase Server. It is not intended to be a performance benchmarking tool.
To test a Couchbase Server installation using
cbworkloadgen, execute the following command, supplying the IP address of the running node:
> cbworkloadgen -n [host]:8091 Thread 0 - average set time : 0.0257480939229 seconds , min : 0.00325512886047 seconds , max : 0.0705931186676 seconds , operation timeouts 0
The progress and activity of the tool can also be monitored within the Web Console.
Further details about
cbworkloadgencan be found on its CLI reference page.
- Testing With telnet
The simplest method to determine whether Couchbase Server is running is to use
telnetto connect to the server with the memcached text protocol.
Telnetmust be installed on your server to connect to Couchbase Server using this method. Most platforms come with
telnetpre-installed, but it can be obtained as a separate package if necessary.
You should not use the
telnetmethod for communicating with Couchbase Server within your application. Instead, use one of the Couchbase Server SDKs.
Connect to the server (via the legacy memcached protocol using Moxi):
> telnet localhost1 11211 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1). Escape character is '^]'.
Make sure it is responding (
statsis a great way to check basic health):
stats STAT delete_misses 0 STAT ep_io_num_write 0 STAT rejected_conns 0 ... STAT time 1286678223 ... STAT curr_items_tot 0 ... STAT threads 4 STAT pid 23871 ... END
Store a document:
set test_key 0 0 1 a STORED
Retrieve the document:
get test_key VALUE test_key 0 1 a END
quit Connection closed by foreign host. >
All of the memcached protocol’s commands will work through