setting-alternate-address

Modify alternate addresses

SYNOPSIS

couchbase-cli setting-alternate-address [--cluster <url>] [--username <user>]
    [--password <password>] [--list] [--set] [--remove] [--hostname <host>]
    [--ports <ports>]

DESCRIPTION

This command is used to set the alternate address for a node. This alternate address allows the node to be connected by a different address, this is useful when an external agent tries to connect via a NAT’d environment such as the cloud or kubernetes.

OPTIONS

-c
--cluster

Specifies the hostname of a node in the cluster. See the HOST FORMATS section for more information on specifying a hostname.

-u
--user <username>

Specifies the username of the user executing the command. If you do not have a user account with permission to execute the command then it will fail with an unauthorized error.

-p
--password <password>

Specifies the password of the user executing the command. If you do not have a user account with permission to execute the command then it will fail with an unauthorized error. If this argument is specified, but no password is given then the command will prompt the user for a password through non-echoed stdin. You may also specify your password by using the environment variable CB_REST_PASSWORD.

--list

Show current alternate addresses

--set

Set alternate address for the node specified in the -c/--cluster option.

--remove

Remove alternate address for the node specified in the -c/--cluster option.

--node <node>

The node in the cluster to take action on. This is required when using --set or --remove flags.

--hostname <host>

Alternate host address

--ports <port>

Alternate port mappings. Specified as a comma separated list: e.g. --ports kv=9000,kvSSL=9999.

HOST FORMATS

When specifying a host for the couchbase-cli command the following formats are expected:

  • couchbase://<addr>

  • <addr>:<port>

  • http://<addr>:<port>

It is recommended to use the couchbase://<addr> format for standard installations. The other two formats allow an option to take a port number which is needed for non-default installations where the admin port has been set up on a port other that 8091.

EXAMPLES

To set the alternate address and custom ports for node 192.168.1.5 we would use the following command:

$ couchbase-cli setting-alternate-address -c 192.168.1.5:8091 --username Administrator \
 --password password --set --node 192.168.1.5 --hostname 10.10.10.10 \
 --ports mgmt=1100,capi=2000,capiSSL=3000

To see the current alternate address configuration we would use the --list flag as follows:

$ couchbase-cli setting-alternate-address -c 192.168.1.5:8091 --username Administrator \
 --password password --list

DISCUSSION

All of the ports that can be configured:

Table 1. Alternate Ports
Port Name Encrypted Port Name Service Description

mgmt

mgmtSSL

Cluster Manager

The UI and REST API for managing the Cluster

kv

kvSSL

Data

Used by the SDKs and XDCR to transfer data to and from the Data Service

capi

capiSSL

View Engine

Used by the SDKs and XDCR

n1ql

n1qlSSL

Query

Used by the SDKs to query data

fts

ftsSSL

Search

Used by the SDKs to do full text searches

cbas

cbasSSL

Analytics

Used by the SDKs to query data managed by the Analytic service

eventingAdminPort

eventingSSL

Eventing

Used by the SDK to transfer dat to and from the Eventing Service

eventing_debug_port

N/A

Eventing

The Eventing debugger port, this should only be set in development environments.

ENVIRONMENT AND CONFIGURATION VARIABLES

CB_REST_USERNAME

Specifies the username to use when executing the command. This environment variable allows you to specify a default argument for the -u/--username argument on the command line.

CB_REST_PASSWORD

Specifies the password of the user executing the command. This environment variable allows you to specify a default argument for the -p/--password argument on the command line. It also allows the user to ensure that their password are not cached in their command line history.

SEE ALSO

COUCHBASE-CLI

Part of the couchbase-cli suite