FTK 6.3+ fails to connect to the KFF/Cassandra.


Possible Resolutions

  1. Confirm Cassandra is installed on the same machine as FTK
  2. Confirm the Cassandra service is started
  3. Confirm the RPC Port (typically 9160) and Native Transport Port (typically 9042) aren't blocked by a firewall
  4. Confirm the RPC Address for Cassandra is set to localhost



FTK is hard-coded to look for the KFF on "localhost".  As such, Cassandra must be running on the same machine as FTK, with it's RPC Address set to "localhost".