Depending on whether a cluster is initialized the first time, or a node is restarted, the last message on the console varies. In either case, there's no indication that the cluster/node is ready to accept requests.
For example, when I create a new Cassandra Docker container locally:
After shutting it down (CTRL + C), and restarting:
In either of the above cases, how is a regular user, whose full time job is not working with Cassandra, expected to know whether the server is ready? We have a new member in the team who previously was an iOS developer. He left the server running overnight, assuming the node hadn't finished initialization; the next morning, the last message was still "Created default superuser role 'cassandra'".
Please add a simple log statement with basic information like node IPs in the cluster indicating the node is ready. For example, this is what Spring Boot does: